Illumination Night

phil decocco

Fort Myers,, United States

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The history of the Martha’s Vineyard Grand Illumination dates back to 1868, when Erastus Carpenter, the developer responsible for the construction of Cottage City, as Oak Bluffs used to be called, asked several cottage owners to hang Asian paper lanterns from the eaves of their porches in an effort to promote his development. The residents celebrated the “Illumination” with a parade and live music concert in Ocean Park. The spiritual occupants of the Camp Ground considered the event “ungodly,” and refused to participate in the early years, so the first houses to participate were not actually located on the grounds. As the event grew to include musical entertainment and fireworks, and the pious Camp Ground residents softened enough to approve and support the affair, so too did the size of the Illumination.

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