Sam the Eagle was Inspired by Me
I shaped the Constitution, I was one of the three most powerful senators, director of two branches of the Second Bank of the United States, prosecutor of the real murder Clue is based on, the real Sam the Eagle from the Muppets, a traitor at the Hartford Convention, agent of Barings/ Bank of England, and I assassinated 3 presidents. Senator Henry Clay helped, but along the way we killed off members of each other’s family…
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This is the second church of the First Church of Salem. This was the first Congregation Church in America. During the time of the Witchcraft Hysteria this building was on the other side of the river that the cart followed to the hanging site on the ridge to the left outside of this photo. Later this building was moved to the location in this picture by the Proctor family. This was the lot owned by John Proctor of the Crucible. He was hanged on the back left corner of his own lot. After crossing the drawbridge the cart turned left uphill on Pope Street. Pope Street led to the dump and was named by antipaptists. The Proctors used the building as a tavern and a horse stable. So it is safe to say the first church in the country was full of horse shit. Later this building was removed to behind the Essex Institute. Later in 1914 this was the site where the 1914 Fire started in the Korn Leather Factory.
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I Never Missed a Day on the Bench Till..
I was the Chief Justice of Massachusetts and one of the original High Federalist. I died 3 days after I said I never felt better and never missed a day on the bench. I was to preside over the murder case that inspired the American version of Clue by Parker Brothers. The murder happened 3 months earlier in 1830 and 3 days after Daniel Webster supposedly came to Salem to prosecute the case. Previously I was the judge accusing him of been a traitor in the 1812 War. The Parker Brothers were the grandson of my cousin William Parker.
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4 Views of a Secret. This tunnel running from Essex Street to the Tabernacle Church under Washington Street was used to hide the loading of contraband from the smuggling tunnels in Salem. The first track on the frog entering the tunnel was built by George Peabody whose plan has bankrupted our country every 20 years up to 2008. The second track on the frog was owned by Thomas Perkins the opium dealer who would smuggle runaway slaves to his sweatshops in Lowell. Eight tunnels met in the back of the Kinsman Building (Opus Underground) and one left the front to this tunnel in the photos. Kinsman was superintendent of the Eastern Railroad owned by Peabody.
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I Took over Peabody & Co.
I took over the bank my father inherited from George Peabody. They plotted the creation of a third national bank to hand our economy to the British. They failed, but I succeeded in 1913 when I had the Federal Reserve created and in time stripped all species from it’s banking. My bank has been fined for creating the 2008 Financial Collapse. In fact starting in 1837 Peabody & Co.and JP Morgan & Co. (JP Morgan Chase) have been crashing the economy on purpose every 20 years and choosing which Banks get bailed out.
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Old Tunnel entrance on the island in between Washington Square North and Winter Street. Closed up to keep the kids out. Now there is a war memorial boulder on top of it.
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Salem Armory on Essex Street. A favorite with many people in Salem. Burned down by someone who hated religions. This was burned down because Laurie Cabot held her Witch Balls here. He also burned the top floor of the Mason Lodge, St. Anne’s Church, and an out building on the La Salette Shrine in Ipswich.
You might think I made my fortune from railroads. In fact I made my fortune in Russell & Co. selling opium to China. My uncle’s Thomas and James Perkins started the company and sold it to Samuel Russell when I ran the firm. We were responsible for over 80% of the youth of China being addicted at the time. Samuel Russell was a cousin of William Russell who started the Skull & Bones with Alphonso Taft. They purchased my uncle Thomas’s land to build their crypt on. John Forbes Kerry would be my descendant and bonesman. His friend George Herbert Walker Bush, bonesman, would hear our family story from Thomas saying making drugs illegal is good for business because it limits competition. Bush will be the person who started the war on drugs.
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Old Town Hall built on William Brown’s mansion property. William Brown was a Tory and ran to Newfoundland during the Revolutionary War. His kin Lucy Brown Derby inherited it and gave it to her father in Law Elias Hasket Derby Sr. This became America’s first millionaire’s 4th mansion in town. He only got to live in the mansion for a year before he died. Then Lucy got the mansion when her husband Elias Hasket Derby Jr. inherited the property. After spending his portion of the 10th largest estate in American history, Elias started selling off the mansion and grounds little by little. In 1814 he will sell the property to the town to build Old Town Hall. Tunnel designers Samuel McIntire and Charles Bulfinch worked to create the building. One tunnel leaves the back of the building and connects to the Old Naumkeag Trust Building. It was helpful a few years ago to run cable for internet between the two buildings…
For more info read Salem Secret Underground:The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.
Greenlawn Cemetery, Chapel, and Greenhouse. Under this chapel 4 tunnels meet. One heading out to Orne’s Point where the Widow Orne sold bricks to keep her property to be used to create the tunnels in Salem. Her kin Secretary of State Timothy Pickering bought 40,000 bricks from her in one order when a house only needed 8,000 bricks.
For more info read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.