National Geographic : 1951 Jun
Laurence Lowry Cape Cod Ends in a Sandy Buttonhook English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, fishing these waters in 1602, pulled in so many cod that he named the Massachusetts peninsula for the fish. Pilgrim Fathers signed the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor (at tip of the hook) but settled on the mainland. Today the Cape is New England's favorite summer playground. Inlets, ponds, and patches of trees darken the maplike white surface of this air view. Cape Cod Canal (left), by cutting 60 miles off the trip, saves ship ping a six-hour run. Woods Hole (lower right) is the site of the Oceanographic Institution. model maker, my reaction to the Brown Cliffs was that a little more clay between the steps of the laminations would improve the job. Provo Centered in Checkerboard Between the Wasatch Range and Utah Lake lies Provo, in the midst of a green check erboard-squares of orchards, squares of truck gardens, squares of grass spotted with cattle; and in the corners of some squares tight clus ters that are homes and farm buildings and shade trees.* 710 Yes, "This is the place!" I was struck with the truth of Brigham Young's words as we flew over his bountiful land. At Provo and northward to Salt Lake City the thought repeated itself again and again. It returned once more, 24 hours later, as I left Brigham Young's city, which makes a show of its cleanliness, friendliness, and abundance of water. * See "Utah, Carved by Winds and Waters," by Leo A. Borah, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, May, 1936.