P-Town : Cape Cod

Provincetown is a New England town located at the tip of Cape Cod.

Often called "P-town" it is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a vacation destination for the LGBTQ community.

In the mid-1960s, Provincetown saw population growth. The town's rural character appealed to the hippies of the era; property was relatively cheap and rents were correspondingly low, especially during the winter. Many of those who came stayed and raised families. Commercial Street, the town's equivalent to "Main Street", gained numerous cafés, leather shops, head shops – various hip small businesses blossomed and many flourished.

By the 1970s Provincetown had a significant gay population, especially during the summer tourist season, when restaurants, bars and small shops serving the tourist trade were open. There had been a gay presence in Provincetown as early as the start of the 20th century as the artists' colony developed, along with experimental theatre. Drag queens could be seen in performance as early as the 1940s in Provincetown. In 1978 the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) was formed to promote gay tourism. Today more than 200 businesses belong to the PBG, and Provincetown is perhaps the best-known gay summer resort on the East Coast. The 2010 US Census revealed Provincetown to have the highest rate of same-sex couples in the country, at 163.1 per 1000 couples.
 


Source Image: NASA ISS016-E-36290 (Shown) / 36291 & 36292 (Applied)
Handheld from International Space Station
Focal Length: 400mm

Raw Version of Orbital Intersection
ISS Overlay & Satellite Basemap

Image Timestamp: 2008-04-16 16:16:58 UTC ISS Nadir position: 42.12°N, 68.55°W (United States) Image Geolocation: 42.05°N, 70.18°W (Provincetown, Massachusetts)

Image Timestamp: 2008-04-16 16:16:58 UTC
ISS Nadir position: 42.12°N, 68.55°W (United States)
Image Geolocation: 42.05°N, 70.18°W (Provincetown, Massachusetts)

SOURCE DATA

  • Geo-Historical Text : Wikipedia
  • Calculations : WolframAlpha Pro
  • Satellite Imagery: ESRI ArcGIS
  • Overlay Source Image: NASA Johnson