The Spanish Flu and Provincetown

The Spanish Flu and Provincetown

The first recorded cases of virulent influenza in the United States occurred in Boston, making Massachusetts Ground Zero for the 1918 pandemic. On August 26th, several sailors at the Commonwealth Pier reported in sick with influenza. By the next day, there were eight...
Provincetown History Snippet: World War I

Provincetown History Snippet: World War I

A contingent of anti-submarine boats was stationed at the Provincetown Naval Base for the duration of the First World War—to the very vocal distress of townspeople, who complained that the submarine activity was interfering with the weir fishing going on in the...