July 11 - 1950: Thieves rob guests at three posh Cape Cod hotels - Employees accused

1909: Squatter's rights claimed on $200,000 Cape Cod land
The Belmont and Snow Inn in Harwich as well as the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatam were the scene of robberies in 1950.

1950: Chatham Bars Inn, The Belmont and the Snow Inn targeted by employee

Cook accused, search is on for accomplices in heist worth $225,000 today

On this day in 1950 a sharp-eyed maid at the Chatham Bars Inn saw an out-of-state car speeding away from a seldom-used back entrance to the hotel and had the wit to jot down the car's license plate number.

On right is an old postcard of the Belmont's beach scene.

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Remember that $25,000 IN 1950 was a lot of money, the equivalent of a $1/4 Million today. .

See the wire story of the robbery and arrest on right.

1909: Squatter's rights are claimed on $200,000 Cape Cod Land

Appeals Are Filed - Need Not Live There - 103 Acres involved

On this day in 1909 Emmanuel Fisher paid $1 to Lorenzo D. Baker for about six acres of Cape Cod woodlands here.

A crude record of the transaction is in the Barnstable County Courthouse.

Read the complete report in the New York Times below:


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