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A Walking Tour of A Salem, Massachusetts

A Walking Tour of A Salem, Massachusetts

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A Walking Tour of A Salem, Massachusetts

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29 Seiten
20 Minuten
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Freigegeben:
Nov 11, 2010
ISBN:
9781452355771
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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Salem, Massachusetts from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.

Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Nov 11, 2010
ISBN:
9781452355771
Format:
Buch

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A Walking Tour of A Salem, Massachusetts - Doug Gelbert

A Walking Tour of Salem, Massachusetts

a walking tour in the Look Up, America series from walkthetown.com

by Doug Gelbert

published by Cruden Bay Books at Smashwords

Copyright 2010 by Cruden Bay Books

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In 1626 Roger Conant led a group of fishermen down from Cape Ann and settled along the Naumkeag River beside a naturally protected harbor. Two years later a land grant and fresh financial support from England put the entire area under the control of the Massachusetts Company. Company man John Endecott became the governor of the fledgling settlement, renamed the village Salem and Roger Conant received 200 acres of land for holding Naumkeag together in its first months and stepping aside gracefully as it expanded.

At first Salem was a farming and cod-fishing community but by the early 1700s Salem-built ships helmed by shrewd Yankee captains were plying waters far from home. In 1785 the Grand Turk left the protected harbor bound for the new trade in China. The spices, silks and teas in their cargo holds fetched great wealth and at the time of America’s first census in 1790 Salem, population 10,000, was the sixth largest city in the United States.

Salem’s Golden Age of the early 1800s showed itself on the city streets. Native son Samuel McIntire was busy crafting one superb Federal-style

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