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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Hanging of Bridget Bishop

Bridget Bishop spoke her mind. She dressed in a flamboyant way, at least in the eyes of her Puritan neighbors in Salem, Massachusetts. When several young girls in the community began acting strangely and telling tales of strange apparitions and pain, Bridget was accused of witchcraft. On June 10, 1692 she was the first person hanged in the infamous Salem Witch Trials. She proclaimed her innocence to no avail. In 1956, Bridget Bishop was exonerated by the Massachusetts General Court.

Salem is an easy day trip from Boston Mass and worth the visit. On my excursion I included Salem with stops at Revolutionary War stops of Lexington Green and Concord Bridge. The Greater Boston area is ringed with our nations’ history.

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