Sunday, June 29, 2014

Historic Hatchville Book

My Book
Historic Hatchville is an original book-length narrative about a small, centuries-old farming village of Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod that today has a special sense of place – specifically, horse and farm country and much serene open space – within this cosmopolitan tourist town. It is an accurate record of the events, some of them quite improbable involving big personalities, which has resulted in historic Hatchville retaining its wild character instead of becoming more residential homes.  

It was the challenge of discovering how historic Hatchville became a semi-rural island containing over 2,000 acres of conservation land and open space within a cosmopolitan, seaside resort town with a significant tourist-based economy that engaged me.

Surely some of the natural beauty of historic Hatchville would have been lost without successful battles to restrict inappropriate residential development during the late 20th Century Cape Cod land boom.