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America Is Beautiful With Katharine Lee Bates – Slideshow

Katharine Lee Bates
Written by Brian Tarcy

FALMOUTH – The statue of Katharine Lee Bates, Falmouth-born author of “America The Beautiful,” stands proudly year-round on the Falmouth Library Lawn.

But once a year, she becomes Katharine Lee Bates in bloom as the pink flowers surrounding her seem to make her glow.

Less than a mile away is one of those shining seas she was writing about.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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