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Trading with the Indians was one of the major activities of the Pilgrims. They built a trading post in Bourne at a place called “Aptucxet,” which is just off of Route 28.

In 1930 the Bourne Historical Society built a replica of the Old Trading Post and it looks like the original of 1627. The building is interesting with leaded panes, a steep roof, and has a Dutch look. Inside there are many local relics.

President Cleveland’s old Summer White House, “Grey Gables,” can be seen on the waterfront between Buzzards Bay and Monument Beach.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 03/02/06
Categories: BourneHistory
Keywords: bourne, pilgrims, history, Aptucxet Trading Post, President Cleveland, Grey Gables


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