Woods Hole resident Les Garrick will be speaking at his home library, the Woods Hole Public Library on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 PM about his new book ”Historic Hatchville “ a history of Falmouth’s most rural historic village.
Most people nowadays may be unaware of the rich and fascinating history of Hatchville, of its reputation as being home to “the biggest ranch in Massachusetts” which in fact comprised more than 18 square miles and was thus one of the most extensive holdings in the whole north-eastern United States. Additionally, Hatchville was the source of many holly cultivars, location of cranberry and strawberry fields, as well as home to a private airport. At the center of these activities was the village of Hatchville, complete with a school and post office, with Mrs. Hatch as post mistress.
To hear more details about these stories and more, come to Les’s talk, which is free and open to the public. The Woods Hole Public Library is at 581 Woods Hole Road. For more information call 508-548-8961.