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Salem, famous for its witch trials of 1692 is only an hour north of Boston, in Essex County. We took the ferry out which was a beautiful journey on a hot sunny morning and took some gorgeous photos of the Boston skyline as we were leaving. The ferry took us along the coastline past loads of big fancy houses and docked in Salem at about 10.30am.
In 1692, 20 people in Salem were accused of being witches, tried, ...
... outside the homes.
Salem is best known for the witch trials that happened in 1692. There was a sort of mass hysteria in the village and by the time everyone came to their senses there were 19 people hanged and one man killed by being crushed with rocks. The city of Salem has really leveraged the whole witch thing for tourism and there are lots of attractions/businesses built around it.
We first ...
... to look like rain we figured we had better head in that direction. When we were about 5 minutes from the house, all of our phones go off at the same time due to an extreme weather alert. It says, "Tornado warning in this area. Take shelter now." So I wonder out loud, "Do our phones still think we are in Ohio, because I am pretty certain Massachusetts is not a big tornado area?"
So we do what most Clevelanders who receive a severe weather alert do, we ignore it ...
... added flour and made pee cake and feed it to the dog. The same dog that later was killed for giving one of the girls an evil eye.
The Reverend Parris the father of Betty Parris and uncle of Abigail Williams heard of this beat his wife and the girls, but not as bad as his slave girl Tituba making her confess that she was a witch. She finally did in order for him to stop beating her. The girls started acting ...
... Nathaniel Hawthorne novel by the same name. The house dates back to 1668 and was built by a wealthy shipping captain John Turner. Years later, it was acquired by by the Ingersoll family and is now referred to at the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion. Most of the house was remodeled, but changed little structurally. It was purchased in 1908 by Caroline Emmerton who turned it into a museum and school for immigrant children. Today, the ...
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