National Geographic : 1946 Jun
Cape Cod People and Places 739 Spire, Lake, and Trees Tell Three Reasons Why Artists Love to Paint Sandwich Founded in 1637. Sandwich is the Cape's oldest settlement. In the 1800's the village gained its living from a famous glass, made in distinctive patterns and coloring. Today the factory is in ruins. It was not reopened after being closed down by a strike in 1888. The beautiful spire crowns the Congregational Church.