Provincetown History Snippet: Walking Down the Sidewalk

Provincetown’s sidewalks were originally four-plank wide boardwalks, stipulated as “wide enough for two” in the late 1800s. When summer visitors arrived, crowds of people walked in the streets (they still do, actually!). Sidewalks were initially provided only on the north side of Commercial Street.

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