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Dedicated to Henry Beston's literary classic and the
spirit of life on the Great Outer Beach of Cape Cod

Latest Beston lecture draws 34 to Chapel in the Pines

Updated Aug. 27

Don Wilding, author of On its Solitary Dune, the 32-page dedication to Henry Beston and his literary classic, The Outermost House, for the Eastham 350th Anniversary celebration, delivered the second of two lectures -- Henry Beston: An Illustrated Appreciation.

Thirty-four people turned out for the lecture on Aug. 26. On July 29, 25 souls turned up for the first lecture, and feedback from those in attendance at both lectures was quite positive.

In addition to those mentioned in the pages of On its Solitary Dune, Mr. Wilding wishes to thank the Thornton Burgess Society of Sandwich, Mass., and the Waldron Family and Butterfly & Wheel Publishing of Sharon, Mass. and Bethlehem, Conn. for use of the slides; the local media -- including The Cape Cod Voice, The Cape Cod Times and The Cape Codder, along with Bob Seay and the staff at WOMR-FM in Provincetown -- for the advance publicity of the event; the "Van-gabond of the Dunes," Jon March, and his assistant, Cookie, of The Power Station for the technical expertise and shooting the video; John Corvese of Foxboro Photo and Imaging in Foxboro, Mass. for use of the slide projection equipment; George and Rosemary Abbott and the rest of the 350th Anniversary publications committee for arranging all this; and Nita Wilding, for her continuous love and support.

For more information on other Eastham 350th Anniversary events, call George Abbott at (508) 255-4956, or log on to the Eastham 350th Anniversary Web site at

Don Wilding, author of
On its Solitary Dune

"Veteran newsman Don Wilding lives
in North Attleboro, but his heart and
writing pad are firmly entrenched in
the dunes of the Outer Cape. The
publication serves as a great primer
to the The Outermost House itself ..."

-- The Cape Cod Voice
(Orleans, Mass.)

"He's the sports guy for The Foxboro Reporter, and in his spare time he
has devoted himself to such worthy
things as this Henry Beston publication, which is a marvelous thing to read.
We encourage you to try and get a
hold of a copy. You'll be delighted."

-- Bob Seay, WOMR-FM
(Provincetown, Mass.)







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