Cape Ann bustled With Summer Life in June 1956

As much as things change, they tend to stay the same. Mid June is prime time for Father’s Day, graduations and other celebrations. Beaches begin to get crowded and traffic increases. It was the same in 1956 according to this article from the Gloucester Daily Times June 18 1956. Here are some Father’s Day ads for very stylish dads out there.

The Jackson Twins comic strip debuted also and Good Harbor Beach was featured in the first one that appeared in the Daily Times in June 1956. The creator Dick Brooks was a Gloucester/Rockport resident for a time and this strip ran nationally from 1950-1979. His daughter Virginia was also an artist in her own right and she stated: “My father was the creator of The Jackson Twins comic strip. It was based on twin teenage girls and everything I ever did that was bad, yet printable, ended up in that comic strip!” ( It’s a small world. June in Gloucester is and always has been a wonder.

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