Salem, Massachusetts

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A city in northeastern Massachusetts famous for its brutal and bloody witch trials in the 1692, where religious leaders of the town convicted 19 women of witchcraft and condemned them to death by hanging. The town was founded by Roger Conant in 1629 and was the location of the first Congregational Church. Salem became a shipbuilding center of the East coast in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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"Salem, Massachesetts, June 12, 2011" by Doug Kerr is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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