I AM DANIEL WEBSTER

SAM THE EAGLE WAS INSPIRED BY ME

Daniel Webster and Sam the Eagle

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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I AM PRESIDENT WILLIAM HARRISON

I AM THE FIRST TO SUFFER TECUMSEH’S CURSE

William Henry Harrison

My son died 2 weeks before my inauguration and I died a month after. You might believe I died from pneumonia a month after exposure to a snowstorm speech I had made. I was assassinated by Senators Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and his banker Stephen White of Salem for my refusal for banking a third national bank. I was poisoned by typhoid; the same as Polk and Taylor! The first to suffer Tecumseh’s Curse…

For more info read Sub Rosa to find out how Salem shaped America and your lives! Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

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I AM GEORGE PEABODY and I collapse Economies on Time!!!

PEABODY & CO., PEABODY, MORGAN & CO., JS MORGAN & CO., JP MORGAN; ALL THE SAME

 

George Peabody

George Peabody orchestrated several economic panics with the Rothschilds in England. His bank is now called JP Morgan which orchestrated the 2008 Financial Collapse.

I was awarded by Queen Victoria for helping the poor; by displacing over 10,000 people. I planned the 2008 economic collapse in 1837 which has been reoccurring every 20 years. My bank is now called JP Morgan Chase and we were fined for planning the collapse in 2013! This year we are involved in the collapse of the Puerto Rican government.

For more info read Sub Rosa to find out how Salem shaped America and your lives! Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SEPTEMBER 11TH

I AM PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER…

I became president after the assassination of William Harrison. My whole administration walked out on me on September 11th. All except Daniel Webster who was settling the Webster-Ashburton Treaty with the Barring Brothers Bank which was bribing him to create the Third National Bank of the United States. I refused to make the bank and my administration walked out on me on the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury and creating the First National on September 11th. The first and second Banks had their charters expire because they were dominated by English bankers like Baring Brother’s Bank. September 11th has always been an important date in American economic history and still is. Check it out for yourself.

For more info read Sub Rosa to find out how Salem shaped America and your lives! Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

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Book a Tour on the Salem Smugglers’ Tour

The Secret History of Salem and America!

 

Chris Dowgin in Derby Hat

Take the tour based on the books Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and Sub Rosa by your tour guide Chris Dowgin. Learn how a series of tunnels made for gentlemen who had shaped our country led to fortunes that controlled our nation’s banking, shaped our Constitution, brought the first drunk elephant to America, assassinated three presidents, and much much more!!! Also, learn about the real murder behind the game Clue!

More than Witches!!!
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COLOSSAL VICTORIAN DIVORCE

AMERICA’S FIRST FAMILY IN DISARRAY…

West Vs. West Divorce Salem MA

Many of us living on the North Shore of Boston know of the mall called…The North Shore Mall. Some of us know the stories of the various graves that dot the property in the hedges before you walk into JC Penny’s and other locations or the stories of the church that resides in the basement; very few know of the mansion that resided on this location and the nasty divorce that got the home pulled apart and reassembled in various places.

So lets back up a bit; who were the couple who built the mansion known as Oak Hill. Well, Elizabeth Derby West was the daughter of Elias Hasket Derby who was America’s first millionaire and on some lists is described as the 10th wealthiest man in American history. Imagine that a millionaire who had more wealth than today’s billionaires? Inflation… Elizabeth married Nathaniel West, a man her father declared a scullion. Well in time Captain West won over his father-in-law and was confided in business decisions more often than not that his own children. So much so that the father willed to his son-in-law Derby Wharf which was the largest and most profitable in town. This little act led to a no holds bar fist fight between Elias Hasket Derby Jr. and Elizabeth against her husband. later she would probably have such a fight with her brother after he inherited the family mansion on Derby Square which he soon squandered away.

In 1803 the scandal opened in court. Here are a few words from Rev. Bentley (diarist and friend of John Hancock):

Never could Johnson’s words better [be] applied, when a man marries a fortune it is not all he marries. The woman became all that is execrable in women from vanity, caprice, folly, & malignity…

He was an enterprising seaman with no uncommon advantages of education or nature, but his ambition led him to address the eldest daughter of the late E.H. Derby…The mother of Elizabeth was a Crowninshield and well known for vanity which she exposed to constant & deserved ridicule. E. possessed the rigid temper of her father, with all the weakness of her mother.”

and

“…after every quarrel with all her relatives she waged open war against her husband & this day, aided by the unfeeling perseverance of her malignant Br[other] Gen. E.H. D[erby] who has a private quarrel to avenge, she displayed in open court, to prove the incontinence of Capt. W[est], all the sweepings of the Brothels of Boston, & all the vile wretches of Salem, Marblehead, Cape Ann.

The mansion. It remained in Elizabeth’s hands during her life, but she was to die 10 years later. Then one of her daughters gave it to her father, against the wishes in the mother’s will… It was torn apart; a parlor is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, some rooms were on display at the Peabody Essex Museum a few years ago, a summer house is on the Glen Magna estate, and a portion is added to the Phillips House on Federal Street in Salem.  So Oak Hill remains no more, in its entirety, but you can visit the ghost of Captain West at the Salem Inn. Most of the time his spirit can be felt by his bottle of port which you are welcomed to share a glass with him. Plus if you are in the Christmas spirit…you can shop for many gifts at the North Shore Mall on the location of this once famous mansion.

To read more about how Salem shaped American history read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin published by Salem House Press.

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H.P. LOVECRAFT AND SALEM

CTHULU WALKS HERE…

Jacob Crowninshield House from Thing on the Doorstep

In 1923 and 1924 in the summers H.P. Lovecraft, horror writer, came to Salem and was inspired by many of the buildings in town. Those listed above are only a few. In his narratives Salem became known as Arkham; an epitaph borrowed by the Batman franchise. Other surrounding areas became Innsmouth (Ipswich) and Kingsport (Marblehead). Tales like Herbert West-Reanimator, Pickman’s Model, and The Thing on the Doorstep were set inside this fictional Arkham.  Also, institutions like Danvers State Hospital were transformed into Arkham Asylum and the Essex Institute into the Miskatonic University.

For more info read Sub Rosa to find out how Salem shaped America and your lives! Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

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TIMOTHY PICKERING AND THE HARTFORD CONVENTION

Welcome to tales of Nineteenth-Century

Salem. A time in which Salem was the richest city and the most influential in shaping our young country. In our posts you will learn how Salem has shaped American history from the profits of the smuggling that happened in her tunnels; sometimes for the good, but more often not.

Timothy Pickering

HE WAS ONCE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TWO PRESIDENTS….

The Hartford Convention. The first time secession was planned was way before the Civil War and it was led by Salem’s Essex Junto. Timothy Pickering who had served Washington and Adams as Secretary of State led this group at Hartford during the War of 1812. Massachusetts already pulled financial and military aid from the war when the Junto went to the convention. By the time they left to gather in Hartford Connecticut, the peace treaty was signed in Ghent across the ocean. By the time they got to Washington D.C. with their resolutions Jackson and Lafitte just defeated Wellington’s army in New Orleans. By the time they returned to Salem everyone knew the war was over. When did Hartford and New Haven become a central for British conspiracy? The last conference George Washington had with Benedict Arnold was at the Hartford Conference and Arnold was a successful New Haven businessman who attended the Mason lodge that Skull & Bones alumni go to.

For more info read Sub Rosa to find out how Salem shaped America and your lives! Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.

TECUMSEH’S CURSE

Welcome to tales of Nineteenth-Century Salem. A time in which Salem was the richest city and the most influential in shaping our young country. In our posts you will learn how Salem has shaped American history from the profits she made by the smuggling that happened in her tunnels by the most wealthy and powerful in their day; sometimes for the good, but more often not. So join us every Monday for new tales!

Tecumseh

WHAT IS IT?

I’m Tecumseh. I led the successful defeat of the Americans at the Battle of Detroit for the Natives of the Northwest Territory during the War of 1812. President William Harrison was in charge of the forces that had killed me and he was the first to befall my curse. It is said I had affected all presidents who died in office from my curse. Reagan was the last to suffer it and the only to survive. His attempted assassin was confined to Saint Elizabeth up to this year. The doctor who helped kill President Harrison built St. Elizabeth.

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BULFINCH TUNNELS

Welcome to tales of Nineteenth-Century Salem. A time in which Salem was the richest city and the most influential in shaping our young country. In our posts you will learn how Salem has shaped American history from the profits she made by the smuggling that happened in her tunnels by the most wealthy and powerful in their day; sometimes for the good, but more often not. So join us every Monday for new tales!

Bulfinch Tunnels

 

TUNNEL DIGGER

Charles Bullfinch gave a tour of Boston’s and Salem’s underground through their tunnels to President James Monroe and was hired to dig Washington D.C.’s tunnels. In Salem Bulfinch built the Poor Farm on Collins Cove, Looby Asylum, Essex Bank, and Old Town Hall. They were all attached to the tunnels in Salem. In Boston he built India Wharf, Bunker Hill Monument, Mass General Hospital, Federal Street Theater, and the State House. In 1797 he engineered a public work project to take down the Tremont and fill in the mudflats of the Charles River. He did this to hide the tunnel dirt he was digging to attach the various mansions in Beacon Hill. Six years later Elias Hasket Derby Jr. would copy his plan as he filled in the ponds and river in the Salem Common to hide his tunnel dirt.

For more info read Sub Rosa to find out how Salem shaped America and your lives! Available at Remember Salem, Jolie Tea, Wicked Good Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com.