The Pierce Tomb, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. I love the dead before they're cold, Their blueing flesh for me to hold. Cadaver eyes … [Read more...] about Newbury Massachusetts and the Pierce Tomb: Dancing with the dead on Old Burial Hill
Top: Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, circa 1695, Newbury, Essex county, Massachusetts.Newbury reminds me of the west of Ireland. You come into Newbury via … [Read more...] about Newbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts: Early American history and historical attractions from the colonial era in an enchanted New England landscape
Screeching Lady Beach at Lovis Cove, top There's a small, stone strand called Screeching Lady Beach in Marblehead, Massachusetts, which is off Front … [Read more...] about The Screeching Lady of Lovis Cove: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Top: Fisherman's Memorial Cenotaph (Man at the Wheel Statue), Gloucester, Cape Ann, Wessex County, Massachusetts.Before Boston and Salem, there was … [Read more...] about Gloucester, Massachusetts: America’s Oldest Seaport
Proctor's Ledge Humans are ghoulish creatures, and I have to admit, I'm no exception. We're attracted to sites of tragedy, and for some even, the … [Read more...] about The Devil in Old Salem: Proctor’s Ledge, the real Gallow’s Hill?
Above: Representing Captain John Parker, Henry Hudson Kitson, Sculptor, 1900 To stand on Battle Green in Lexington is to literally stand in the place … [Read more...] about The Lexington Minuteman: Would he have come to the tea party?
The Samuel Pickman House, 1681, Salem Massachusetts. I was dusting the bookshelf around Halloween when it caught my eye. About eight years ago I … [Read more...] about Salem, Massachusetts: The Historical Record and a Salem Travelogue
By Nathaniel Hawthorne The great-great-grandson of the only judge in Salem's witch trials who never publicly regretted his role, Nathaniel … [Read more...] about Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne