09.01.17

What was the Vineyard Roller Skate? How did the Vineyard Sound a cappella group form? And who were Hebron Vincent and Julien W. Vose?

09.01.17

Sure, other Islanders may have built bigger vessels. But no one built a bigger fleet than Van Ryper of Vineyard Haven.

A. Bowdoin Van Riper

08.01.17

Two years after the Mills Brothers Three Ring Circus made its first appearance on the Vineyard, the company returned for an encore performance.

08.01.17

What's the history behind Eastville? Who was part of the Edgartown Mining Company? And who were Ray Ellis and Epenow?

08.01.17

Or: How to Read the Gay Head Cliffs.

Peter Brannen

08.01.17

Who was Lucy Vincent? And did she have any idea what was going on down on her beach?

Richard Skidmore

08.01.17

Like today, the Vineyard was a place where people committed to freedom, justice, and equality could find not only relief but like-minded people.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

07.01.17

The “Dude Train,” the “Flying Dude,” the “Dude Flyer.” It’s one of the most famous passenger trains ever to run in New England, but you couldn’t walk up and buy a ticket to board it. Nor did any of its various nicknames ever appear in an official timetable or on a station wall. Yet for thirty-three summers, from 1884 to 1916, it plied the tracks from Boston to Woods Hole, a distance of seventy-two miles, whisking wealthy Bostonians at unprecedented speeds and with unsurpassed luxury from their city offices to their summer retreats on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Karl Zimmermann

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