Mary Heaton Vorse (O’Brien) (1882-1966).
“What I experienced when I first drove through Provincetown’s long street, when I walked through the low, scrubby woods ‘in back’ through the dunes to the outside shore, was as definite, as acute, as falling in love at first sight,” the great labor reporter Mary Heaton Vorse wrote in Time and the Town (1942). She communicated that love in a chronicle of town life that continues to inform our understanding of Provincetown, even in the face of changes that might have rendered almost unrecognizable to her. Even now, Time and the Town can easily be recommended as the first book to read by anyone who cares to peer beyond the shingled and clapboard facades. “I knew that here was home,” she said, “that I wanted to live here always.” So she does.
¶ Last updated on 18 November 2017.
Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, Key N-71, Page 19.
Find a Grave Memorial No. 60688442.