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    Provincetown History Snippets: How Did Provincetown Originate?

    Provincetown Origins
    May 25, 2018

    Along with the rest of Cape Cod, the area that would become Provincetown was formed sometime between 17,000 BCE and 15,000 BCE. Glaciers had covered North America throughout the various Ice Ages; the last glaciation—called the Wisconsin Glaciation—left behind rock rubble moraine in a cape that stretched as far as High Head in Truro.

    Currents, tides, and winds over the next centuries built up the sand extension that became the base for North Truro and Provincetown.

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