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Cape Cod By Horse to High

Cape Cod high schoolers of today either walk to school or go there by bus, automobile, or bicycle. But a century or so back, the boys of Falmouth frequently drove to school by horse and would “park” their horses in the sheds at the rear of the town house, which were built for this particular purpose.

When, in 1894, the matter of building a new high school was brought up, and where to build it was a burning question, the fact that the boys tethered their horses at the town house was given as a special reason for placing it as near there as possible.

During my high school days, many students rode dirt bikes (ATVs or off-road motorcycles) to school. Making their way down railroad tracks, powerlines, and the many trails that used to cut through the undeveloped land to arrive at school. The dirt bikes would be parked right out front at the bicycle rack. I doubt you would be able to do such a thing today without being hassled by the authorities. Not to mention that the miles of trails needed to make the journey just don’t exist any more.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 03/14/06
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