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Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

"Salem, a city, port of entry, and one of the capitals of Essex co., Mass., is pleasantly situated on a peninsula formed by two inlets of the sea, called North and South Rivers, of which the former separates it from Beverly, 14 miles N. by E. of Boston, with which it communicates by the Eastern Railroad. It is also connected by branch rail roads with Marblehead, Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill, and Wakefield. It has a good harbor. The town had formerly an extensive trade with India, China, Africa, and South America; but at present the foreign trade is small, although - the coasting-trade is extensive, the reception of coal for distribution by rail being a leading interest. The principal manufactures are of cotton goods, white lead, lead pipe, castings, leather, boots and shoes, &c. The city has an almshouse, a hospital, an orphanage, 20 churches, a high school, a state normal school for girls, a city hall, a court house, a reformatory, a custom-house, an East India marine society with a museum, a marine hall, the Peabody Academy of Sciences, the Salem Athenaeum, and the Essex Institute (the last two occupying a fine building called Plummer Hall). The town has many fine old mansions dating from the colonial period and the times of its mercantile supremacy. It is closely connected with the neigh boring towns of Beverly, Peabody, Danvers, Marblehead, and Lynn by electric railroad. Pop., in 1890, 30,801. Salem was founded in 1628 by John Endicott, and in 1692 the famous “Salem witchcraft” delusion broke out, during which 20 persons were here executed as witches on what is called Gallows Hill."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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Photos and Postcards from Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Salem, from the Lookout on Witches' Hill
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Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

House of Seven Gables, Salem, Mass.

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Municipal Buildings, Salem, Mass.
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History of / News About Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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1626 - John Endecott (1588-1665) Puritan colonial leader known for his intolerance of religious dissenters founds the Puritan colony at Naumkeag (later Salem) with Roger Conant (1592-1679) american-timelines/ 21-massachusetts- history-timeline.htm
1628 -September 6 - Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony
1662 - June 15 - A fast was held at Salem MA with prayers for rain, and the Lord gave a speedy answer.
1692 - March 1 - Salem Witch Trials
In Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, many people believed in and feared witchcraft. Consequently, when ...Read MORE...

1748 - March 1 - 1748 - The heaviest snow of the "Winter of the Deep Snow" in New England came to an end. Coastal Salem was left with more than thirty inches of snow on the ground.
1799 - Essex Bank Established
In 1799, Essex Bank was established in Salem with capital of $300,000.

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News  1816 - The temperature reached 92 degrees at Salem MA during an early heat wave, but then plunged 49 degrees in 24 hours to commence the famous year without a summer .
June 6, 1816
News  1822 - Fire
The Cotton Factory, situate near Watertown Bridge, on Thursday morning last, about half past 7...Read MORE...

1. SALEM. [Pop. 15,082. Inc. 1629.]
The Indian name of Salem was Naumkeag.

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1869 - Salem and South Danvers (Mass.) Oil Company gave each of their seven workmen a New Year's gift of $100.

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News  1869 - A lady in Salem, Mass., recently lost about a dozen yards of velvet, which took fire from the rays of the sun passing through a globe of water.

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1877 - February 12 - 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem, Mass
Salem, Mass., July 5. - While fire works were being set off on the common tonight a shell exploded, ...Read MORE...

Salem Massachusetts, 1890
SALEM is an old and cultured city in the southeastern section of Essex County, on Massachusetts...Read MORE...

Salem, a city, port of entry, and one of the capitals of Essex Co., Mass., is pleasantly situated...Read MORE...

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