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Cape Cod National Seashore Turns 5026:59

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President John F. Kennedy signed a bill authorizing the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore into law 50 years ago Sunday, setting aside more than 43,000 acres on the outer Cape as national parkland.

The seashore is loved by beachgoers today, but the park faced significant local opposition early on.

We'll talk to an old-time Cape Codder who was there, author Dana Eldridge, and park superintendent George Price.



This segment aired on August 4, 2011.

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