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  Salem, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "Salem" is related to the Hebrew word "shalom" and Arabic word "salam," both meaning "peace." Conant was later supplanted by John Endicott, the governor assigned by the Massachusetts Bay Company.
Incorporated a city in 1836, Salem adopted a city seal in 1839 with the motto "Divitis Indiae usque ad ultimum sinum" -- "To the farthest port of the rich East." Nathaniel Hawthorne was overseer of the port from 1846 until 1849.
Salem and its silting harbor were increasingly eclipsed by Boston and New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salem,_Massachusetts   (1174 words)

 Salem witch trials - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Salem witch trials, which began in 1692 (also known as the Salem witch hunt and the Salem witchcraft episode), resulted in a number of convictions and executions for witchcraft in both Salem Village and Salem Town, Massachusetts.
In the village of Salem in 1692, Betty Parris, 9, and her cousin Abigail Williams, 11, the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Parris, fell victim to what was recorded as fits "beyond the power of Epiletic Fits or natural disease to effect."
She believes that those afflicted in Salem, and those who seemed to have been bewitched over the centuries, suffered from encephalitis lethargica, a disease whose symptoms match some of what was reported in Salem and could have been spread by birds and other animals (Aronson).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salem_witch_trials   (1651 words)

 Salem Witch Museum Education - Salem, Massachusetts
To understand the events of the Salem witch trials, it is necessary to examine the times in which accusations of witchcraft occurred.
A strong belief in the devil, factions among Salem Village fanatics and rivalry with nearby Salem Town, a recent small pox epidemic and the threat of attack by warring tribes created a fertile ground for fear and suspicion.
Thirteen women and five men from all stations of life followed her to the gallows on three successive hanging days before the court was disbanded by Governor William Phipps in October of that year.
www.salemwitchmuseum.com /education/index.shtml   (453 words)

 Salem (Massachusetts) - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Salem [1] is a city in Massachusetts, New England.
It is best known for the "Salem Witch trials" even though those took place in what is now Danvers.
Salem exploits its witch trial reputation touristically with a number of museums and similar attractions.
wikitravel.org /en/Salem_(Massachusetts)   (112 words)

 Salem Witchcraft Trials Salem Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bay Colony with little royal intervention from its settlement in 1630 until the new Charter was installed in 1692, went through mass religion-induced hysterical delusion.
Salem and the rest of New England, and particularly the north and northwest areas, were besieged by frequent Indian attacks, which created an atmosphere of fear that contributed greatly to the hysteria.
Salem Village itself was a microcosm of Puritan stress.
www.bostoncitylinks.com /salem.html   (1485 words)

 Salem Witch Trials of 1692 | Salem Village, Massachusetts | History | Witches | Witchcraft | Cause | Facts | Trial | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was a period of unrest in Salem, Massachusetts at the end of the 17th Century.
Many of the farmers resided in Salem Village and were bent on separating from Salem Town.
It was because of Reverend Parris' daughter and niece that the Salem Witch Trials began.
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 Salem, Massachusetts -- History
A strong belief in the devil, factions among Salem Village families and rivalry with nearby Salem Town combined with a recent small pox epidemic and the threat of attack by warring tribes created a fertile ground for fear and suspicion.
Standing as a reminder of the lessons of tolerance and understanding learned from the Salem Witch Trials, the memorial creates a quiet, contemplative environment in which to evoke the spirit and strength of those people who chose to die rather than compromise their personal truths.
The stories of the Salem Witch Trials of 1629 are told at the Salem Witch Museum, Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers, Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and the Witch House.
www.salem.org /17th_Century.asp   (695 words)

 Jacob Barney of Salem, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All authoritative researchers have concluded that Jacob Barney of Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony is the Jacob referred to in the will of Edward Barney of Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, to receive a legacy of £10 if he be living at the time of my death and do come over into England and personally demand the same.
This ship was famous in the history of the early emigration to Massachusetts, and her Master was equally noted for his skillful seamanship and his sympathy with the policy of the Puritan leaders.
Disputes between authorities in Salem and Boston regarding the Massachusetts Bay patent, coupled with implied threats from England that a Royal Governor might be appointed, characterized a critical period in the colony in 1634.
www.barneyfamily.org /cgi-local/public/director.cgi?CODE=9552981057328&LINK=/docs/article_05.htm   (8367 words)

 Salem, Massachusetts: which witches?
No matter how Salem might try to promote its historical importance as an early American colony, its thriving maritime trade, its architectural landmarks, its literary legacy or its various cultural treasures, one chapter in its past will always stand out in the public consciousness.
The Salem Wax Museum opens with the figure of Jacob Crowninshield, who brought the first elephant to America, before introducing a bevy of settlers and seamen, pirates and Puritans -- and an assortment of oddities.
Salem is a town of broad divisions, with stately old churches competing with pagan specialty shops for attention within blocks of the coastline and a rich maritime heritage.
www.rambles.net /tk_salemmass.html   (1303 words)

 The Salem Witch Project - Salem,Massachusetts | Travel + Leisure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Salem, Massachusetts, the witch-on-a-broomstick image is everywhere—it even appears on the badges of the town's police officers.
The theme-park atmosphere is maintained at the Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers, where a statue of a decapitated man holding his bloody head greets visitors through October (although the scenes inside are surprisingly realistic) and at the Witch Dungeon Museum, with its sound track of howling winds.
Salem, she points out, is not like Williamsburg, Virginia, the colonial town that was restored with the help of John D. Rockefeller Jr.
www.travelandleisure.com /articles/the-salem-witch-project   (1223 words)

 Motor Boating Magazine - Features - Local Knowledge - Salem, Massachusetts
When I movedback to Massachusetts a few years ago, I was astounded to see close to 1,000 boats bobbing at moorings in the mile-long U-shaped harbor.
The austere beauty of the Massachusetts coast between Boston and Gloucester adds to the pleasure of a cruise to Salem, but some visitors are put off when they first see the city itself.
Salem is perhaps best known for its 1692 witch trials, which resulted in the execution of 20 men and women for alleged witchcraft.
www.motorboating.com /motorboat/features/article/0,12696,1043700,00.html   (1032 words)

 Salem Massachusetts GenWeb Project - Main Page
Salem, It's history and ancestors, as it pertains to to the Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 and Puritan New England.
Salem in the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War with links to searchable databases.
Salem Massachusetts GenWeb Project established 18 January 1997.
www.rootsweb.com /~macsalem   (291 words)

 Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts - an Act!vated Travel Article
Let's get one thing straight: most likely, there were actually NO practicing pagans in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, when 20 innocent people and two dogs were murdered for the alleged crime of "witchcraft".
History buffs that we are, Salem always has been high on our list of places we'd like to visit; and, having performed in 39 states and counting, you'd think we'd have been there long ago.
We stayed at a campground on Winter Island, which is technically part of Salem, and technically not even an island, since it's connected to the mainland by a land bridge.
activated-storytellers.com /travel/Summer2002_Salem_Massachusetts.html   (2752 words)

 Salem Police Department - Harbormaster, Salem Massachusetts
Salem Harbor has 2 private yacht clubs (Salem Willows Yacht Club and Palmer Cove Yacht Club) and 2 private marinas (Pickering Wharf Marina and Hawthorne Cove Marina) which welcome visiting yachts for a nominal charge on a transient basis.
Crime Watch is a program developed by the Salem Harbormaster to reduce the fear and risk of crime in Salem Waters by sharing the responsibility in making Salem's waterfront a safe and secure community.
The Port of Salem maintains public piers with floats and launching ramps at the Kernwood municipal marina as well as the Winter Island Recreational Park.
www.salempd.org /harbor.htm   (515 words)

 Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services, Boston Salem, Ma
Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services (MDRS) provides a full range of out-of-court mediation and arbitration services to private individuals, attorneys, business, labor and the insurance community.
Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services provides mediation and arbitration services to parties who seek equitable settlement of their disputes without the time, expense and frustration which often accompany the more formal trial court system.
Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services offers parties a select panel of neutrals comprised of professional mediators and arbitrators who are experienced attorneys and retired judges.
www.mdrs.com   (352 words)

 Coach House Inn - Salem Massachusetts
We are located on a tree lined street in one of Salem's historic districts, two blocks from the harbor.
Museums chronicle Salem's history from the infamous witch trials to the vast wealth amassed in the far east China trade.
Salem 's also well situated to go exploring for the day.
www.coachhousesalem.com   (164 words)

 The Salem Inn . Salem, Massachusetts
Located in the heart of one of America's oldest seaports, the Salem Inn comprises three historic homes offering accommodations rich in history with a proud tradition of service and comfort.
Each building has been meticulously restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Centrally located in the heart of historic Salem, the city's impressive array of attractions, restaurants and activities are all within easy walking distance.
www.saleminnma.com   (239 words)

 Salem Massachusetts Real Estate
Settled in 1626, Salem is known as The Witch City because of the infamous Salem
The architecture of Salem is presented to visitors on the self-guided McIntire Historic District trail.
In 1992, the Peabody Museum of Salem merged with the Essex Institute to form the Peabody Essex Museum.
www.relocate-america.com /states/MA/cities/salem.htm   (850 words)

 The Salem witch hunts
The Salem witch-hunt was the largest witch-hunt in colonial New England.
But Salem did not live up to its name, and it was not a peaceful community at all.
The witch accusations began in Salem after a slave by the name of Tituba had told stories of voodoo from her native land of Barbados.
tn.essortment.com /salemwitchhunt_rkto.htm   (863 words)

 Salem Main Streets Downtown Initiative, Salem, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Millions of dollars in public and private development and investment projects are transforming downtown neighborhoods in Salem, creating new jobs, and increasing opportunities for additional housing and retailing.
The mission of Salem Main Street is to help plan and direct those activities that preserve, develop and enhance the economic, social and cultural quality of downtown Salem.
The vision of Salem is a city of innovation and livability that respects and honors its historic past.
www.salemmainstreets.org   (150 words)

 Amazon.com: The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trials: Books: Marion L. Starkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The inexorable and horrifying progress of the witch hunt, which, once begun, became an unstoppable machine, fed by gossip, self-interest, and religious repression, is recounted in day-by-day detail, focusing on the characters of those involved on all sides.
She gives footnote and reference after reference proving that she was not just spouting this information off the top of her head, she gave a well researched and developed presentation of the materials she researched and I found that that is more than you can say about other books that have been written.
The Devil in Massachusetts is based on the Salem Witch Trials, one of the most interesting things in U.S. History, the author just made it very boring and from her own understanding of the Witch Trials.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385035098?v=glance   (1632 words)

 Salem, Massachusetts, MA, real estate
Every year, new residents are drawn to Massachusetts for the diversity of culture and activities available in Boston, the picturesque seaside communities, and the quaint rural towns for which New England is known.
A day trip to one of Massachusetts’ beautiful beaches or islands is easily accessible from any part of the state, as is a trip to the Berkshires in the western part of the state.
Government: The capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is Boston, situated on the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern border of the state.
www.salemmarealestate.com   (789 words)

 Letterboxing in Salem, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As of 2005, one person has advised me that this box is missing; a later hiker said that she found it.
Because the park is in Salem, site of the famous "witch trials," my stamp commemorates Briget Bishop, a victim of that hysteria.
The Salem 1630 Pioneer Village adjoins this park.
www.aisling.net /lb/MA/salem.htm   (466 words)

 Salem Massachusetts -- Disposable Camera Tour page 1
It was a spur of the moment decision, almost a compulsion.
Salem boasts a Witch House, a Witch Wax Museum, a Witch (not wax) Museum, a Witch Village & a Museum of Myths & Monsters.
Arthur Miller The Crucible), Stephen King (Salem's Lot) and Nathaniel Hawthorne (House of Seven Gables) have all taken their pound of flesh, but the feeding frenzy goes on.
seacoastnh.com /dct/salem.html   (323 words)

 Salem Haunted Happenings
The result is Salem Haunted Happenings - three weeks of fun for your family in one of America’s most historic and picturesque seaports.
Traffic to Salem is expected to be significant during October, please use these alternate routes or take the Commuter Rail to Salem's Downtown Depot.
All the events and attractions can be found in historic downtown Salem, which will make it easy for you to walk from one place to the next.
www.hauntedhappenings.org   (349 words)

 Salem Massachusetts Witch Trials
Launching the hysteria was the bizarre, seemingly inexplicable behavior of two young girls; the daughter, Betty, and the niece, Abigail Williams, of the Salem Village minister, Reverend Samuel Parris.
The Salem Witch Museum, the Witch Dungeon Museum and The Witch History Museum take you back in history to 1692, yet, present-day popularization of the witchcraft hysteria doesn't reveal anything about the large number of modern Witches living in Salem today.
The Salem Witch Village, where people can learn the facts about Witchcraft, is highly recommended by many members of the Salem Craft Community.
www.salemweb.com /guide/witches.htm   (821 words)

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