Thursday, August 4, 2011
Looking For Salem History
There is this awesome room downstairs of the Carnegie Library filled with books that are over 100 years old. Yes, they are dusty, but filled with pictureyou can find little tidbits of facts and stories long forgotten. The problem is finding these little bits of info. That requires hours of research. For me, it was three hours plus of digging today.
Or this one! This one is gone as well (as far as I know) and I wonder where the bell is that was once in the Bell tower. Are there any real pictures of it rather than drawings? This will require still more digging. Perhaps when we return to Salem next week we will be able to track down some answers to these and many other questions.
I also found maps with so many different items on it. Here you see Friends Cemetery outlined. It also looks like Ellsworth was once called Range Street. Hmmmm....
We are working on a tour of Salem for the end of
September or beginning of October and we are looking for any ghost stories you might have about this little town steeped in history. Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org