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Turks Head Inn, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

As I’ve noted before, the Turk’s Head Inn was long considered Rockport’s finest resort. It stood at the location of the present-day Cape Hedge Inn, at the intersection of South Street and Thatcher Road in the area of town known … Continue reading

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Thatcher Island Lights from Turk’s Head Inn Piazza, c. 1918

As I’ve previously noted, the Turk’s Head Inn was long considered Rockport’s grandest hotel. No doubt, this view was part of its appeal. According to the caption, this picture is form the inn’s piazza, looking out over Loblolly Cove towards … Continue reading

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Thacher’s Island, Loblolly and Haskell’s Camp, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

This view of Thacher Island and Loblolly Cove was probably looking out from somewhere in the vicinity of the old Turk’s Head Inn. As the caption says, it also shows Haskell’s Camp, although it is hard to make out here. … Continue reading

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Three Views of Eden Road and Loblolly Cove, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

Here are three views of Eden Road and Loblolly Cove. The three came to me as a set. No publisher or date is identified, but the markings on the front and rear, not to mention the views, make clear that … Continue reading

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The Horseless Carriage Comes to Turk’s Head, circa 1906

In my research one day, I tripped across an article from the July 4, 1906, issue of The Horseless Age, a magazine devoted to the growing popularity of the motor vehicle. In a section of the magazine devoted to “commercial … Continue reading

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Henry’s Pond, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

The caption on this postcard says, “Fresh Water Pond near Bathing Beach — Turks Head Inn — Rockport Mass.” Although it’s not labeled as such, this appears to me to be Henry’s Pond, just across the street from Pebble Beach. … Continue reading

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Turk’s Head Inn, Rockport, Mass., 1905

The Turk’s Head Inn was once Rockport’s grandest getaway. As I noted in an earlier post, when the U.S. Navy fleet and visiting dignitaries came to town, this is where they came to be feted. The 2007 book,┬áSummer by the … Continue reading

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