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Provincetown,

resort town (1990 pop. 3,374), Barnstable co., SE Mass., on the tip of Cape Cod, with a harbor on Cape Cod Bay; inc. 1727. The principal industries are tourism and fishing. The PilgrimsPilgrims,
in American history, the group of separatists and other individuals who were the founders of Plymouth Colony. The name Pilgrim Fathers is given to those members who made the first crossing on the Mayflower.
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 landed there in 1620 and stayed about a month. Permanent settlement was not made until c.1700. Fishing was the staple industry, but whaling, salt making, rum-running, and smuggling were practiced. In the 20th cent. it gained fame as a resort favored by artists and later became a popular gay vacation spot. Points of interest include the Pilgrim Monument and Museum (1910); the Cape Cod National Seashore's visitor center; the Provincetown Playhouse; and the Expedition Whydah, a museum preserving the remains of a pirate ship.

Provincetown

a village in SE Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod: scene of the first landing place of the Pilgrims (1620) and of the signing of the Mayflower Compact (1620). Pop.: 3472 (2003 est.)
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Proceeds of the fundraiser, which was a "smashing success" attended by 500, will benefit the coffers of the Provincetown Repertory Theater.
Ozieblo also expands our knowledge of Glaspell's early years in Davenport and Des Moines, her time with the Provincetown Players, O'Neill's literary debt to Glaspell, the British production and reception of her plays, and her Federal Theatre Project work.
While summering in Provincetown in 1915, Glaspell and Cook launched the Provincetown Players, ostensibly to produce their one-act play Suppressed Desires, a satire on psychoanalysis.
The Inn has eight rooms, all with bathrooms and most with private entrances, and is located in the Historic Art Gallery District of Provincetown, where many famous artists have studios and galleries.
A bustling economy, train travel, and a war in Europe, which prevented artists from traveling overseas, were some of the prevailing factors in Provincetown, Mass.
If Provincetown were a politician, it would be a great galvanizing figure--the one that eludes us in politics.
This comment was made before my first meeting of the Board of the Provincetown Repertory Theatre the summer of 2002.
The now-famous queer getaways of Key West, Russian River, Saugatuck, and Provincetown were actually quiet little hamlets before the rainbow flag steamrolled into town.
Flying in a little plane from Boston to attend a festival of obscure Tennessee Williams plays in Provincetown, Mass.
But one longs for the vistas, the scent of the ocean, the stories, weather, characters, adventures, outlawry, and excess that has made Provincetown one of the indispensable incubators of American culture.
In solidarity with my sister comic, I tried to organize a protest to dump Slim-Fast into the Provincetown Harbor.
Boston, 1972, elegantly spare and black and white, and Cookie at Sharon's birthday party with Genaro and Lisette, Provincetown, 1976, wherein Goldin's expressionistic sense of color and composition are already apparent.

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