From the August 24, 2008 issue of The Cape Cod Times
Chatham man helps students unlock history's mysteries
By Robin Lord
August 24, 2008
ORLEANS - Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School graduate Henry von Thaden was intrigued when he heard about an eight-week seminar last spring about trying to find the boundary markers the Pilgrims laid for the first Cape Cod towns.
"It was searching for stuff nobody thought would be down there," said the 14-year-old from Orleans during a recent visit to the class' most exciting discovery - a boulder in Town Cove with a giant "X" carved in it. The seminar, von Thaden said, "went over my expectations."
His classmates, their teachers, Daniella Garran and Paul Niles, and their community partner, Michael Farber of Chatham, believe the rock was placed there as a marker for an underwater site that pinpoints Eastham's southernmost boundary. Read more...