In this episode Jennie and Dianne travel back in time to experience June 25, 1914 in Salem, Massachusetts. On that day the worst fire Salem has ever known swept through much of the city destroying homes, churches, businesses and even part of its first and oldest cemetery, The Old Burying Point. They also "stop by" the grave site of one of the three victims who died as a direct result of the devastating inferno. Listen along as they visit these ordinary, extraordinary cemeteries and hear the story of how Salem proved how a community can rise again from its ashes.
Podcasts about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials
Unobscured with Aaron Mahnke: Season 1 https://www.stitcher.com/show/unobscured
Stuff You Missed in History Class (Available wherever you list to podcasts): https://www.stitcher.com/show/stuff-you-missed-in-history-class/episode/what-really-happened-in-salem-1737808
Resources for this episode include:
Commission, D., & Trask, R. B. (2006, February 14). Salem Witch Trials. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/Danvers.html
Danvers MA Walnut Grove Cemetery, Columbarium, Cremation - Walnut Grove Cemetery. (2021). Retrieved January 25, 2021, from https://www.walnutgrovedanvers.org/
Museum, S. (2019, January 24). Charter Street Cemetery: Salem MA Witch Trial Historical Locations. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from https://salemwitchmuseum.com/locations/old-burying-point-charter-street-cemetery/
Photos of Samuel Pratt Withey - Find A Grave... (2014, May 18). Retrieved January 25, 2021, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130025650/samuel-pratt-withey/photo
Salem Witch Trials. (n.d.). Retrieved January 29, 2021, from https://www.salemweb.com/memorial/memorial.php
Bouchard, B. J. (2000). Salem Burying Point (also known as Charter Street Cemetery). In Our silent neighbors: A study of gravestones in the Olde Salem area (Second ed., pp. 23-24). Salem, MA: T.B.S. Enterprises.
Jones, A. B. (1914). The Salem Fire. Boston, MA: The Gorham Press.