National Geographic : 1962 May
Dunes at Nauset Beach, Cape Cod 'ashore, Massachusetts to know its magic beauty, hold a seashell to your ear Henry David Thoreau thought Cape Cod so beautiful he wrote a book about it. Because he wanted readers to know the music of the waves on this lovely beach, he invented the "talking-book"-by asking his readers to hold a conch shell with its "sea-sounds" to their ears. The loveliness he saw is now forever yours to enjoy. Through farsighted conservation, Cape Cod's outer beach is being made into your newest National Sea shore, a unit of the National Park System. Here, you'll enjoy a vaca- tion that literally goes down in history. You'll see the original Cape Cod houses, and miles of beach whose every grain of sand is the tide-milled kernel of a gla cial boulder. When Bartholomew Gosnold explored Cape Cod in 1602, he wrote, "We stood like men rav ished by the beautie and delicasie of this sweet soil." He sensed what wise men now know: that men need communion with nature, that in her far horizoned temples there is good medicine for the soul. It is this spaciousness which has formed the face and character of our people. As our population grows, it is good to know that more of our wonderful natural, scenic and historic heri tage is being set aside for the benefit and enjoyment of all, as an investment in America's future. FREE TOUR INFORMATION: Let Sinclair help plan your trip to Cape Cod or other scenic and historic areas in the U.S. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y. Sinclair AGREAT NAME INOIL A Sinclair public service message on America's need for more outdoor recreational opportunities.