Cape Cod was a landmark for early explorers. It may have been the ""Promontory of Vinland "" mentioned 100 free dating site in saudi arabia the Norse voyagers в The Manomet River area taken up by the western end of the Cape Cod Canal in the early 20th century is claimed by some to have been visited by Leif Eiriksson and a stone wall  discovered in Provincetown in is also claimed to have been built by his younger brother Thorvald Eiriksson around AD,  when the keel of his ship was repaired in the harbor, according to Norse sagas.
He was killed later in the same journey, and is said to have been returned to this spot for burial. Giovanni da Verrazzano approached it from the south in InBartholomew Gosnold named the tip Cape Cod, the surviving term and the ninth oldest English place-name in the U.
Captain John Smith noted it on his map ofand at last the Pilgrims entered the ""Cape Harbor"" and в contrary to the popular myth of Plymouth Rock в made their first landing near present-day Provincetown on November 11, Nearby, in what is now Easthamthey had their first encounter with Native Americans. Cape Cod was among the first places settled by the English in North America.
Devon's tin miners enjoyed a substantial degree of independence through Devon's Stannary Parliamentwhich dates back to the 12th century. The last recorded sitting was in Like neighbouring Cornwall to the west, historically Devon has been disadvantaged economically compared to other parts of Southern Englandowing to the decline of a number of core industries, notably fishing, mining and farming.
Agriculture has been an important industry in Devon since the 19th century. The UK foot and mouth crisis harmed the farming community severely. Nonetheless in the dairy industry was still suffering from the low prices offered for wholesale milk by major dairies and especially large supermarket chains. The attractive lifestyle of the area is drawing in new industries which are not heavily dependent upon geographical location;   Dartmoorfor instance, has recently seen a significant rise in the percentage of its inhabitants involved in the financial services sector.