Thursday, August 4, 2011

Looking For Salem History

 I spent over three hours in the library today. 
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.
The former High School in
Salem rivals the Central School. in East Liverpool in Gothicness!  Oh I wish I could have walked these halls, even just once!  How sad that this beautiful building was torn down!  

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!


Salem Witch Child said...

Wish I could help. I want to visit Salem Mass some day. One of my ancestors is Susannah Martin. She was hung during the witch trials there.

Kimberly said...

The thought is appreciated Salem Witch Child!