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cape cod rotaryPhoto: iheartpandas

Cape Cod has a lot of claims to history, but perhaps one of the least known is tied to the nation’s very first rotary. As common as rotaries are today across the nation, the first one just happened to go up in South Yarmouth.

Charles Henry Davis was the co-founder of the National Highways Association. He moved to South Yarmouth around the turn-of-the-century and soon amassed a large fortune from a mining company in Kentucky.

Davis added to his fortune with royalties tied to Henry Ford and his automobiles. Not long after arriving on the Cape, Davis purchased some land around the Bass River.

Here, he built a massive estate for his family. He also built the nation’s very first traffic circle in the 1930s.

While Davis

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bass river boatsPhoto: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Made up of three unique villages, there’s plenty to see, experience and explore in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Port

Filled with historic sites and attractions, Yarmouth Port is home to such local delights as the Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. The old sea captain’s home is a great way to see what 19th century life was like on Cape Cod. The Edward Gorey House museum also sits in a centuries-old sea captain’s home in Yarmouth Port.

The village is additionally home to the old Kelley Chapel, built in the late 1800s and the popular Bass Hole Boardwalk at Gray’s Beach. When you go, be sure to walk all the way to the end to take in some of the best views of Cape Cod. Gray’s Beach, itself, may be small but

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