The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts an elderly impoverished woman This map of Salem Village is a reconstruction of how Salem looked in 1692 at the start of the witch trials as created in 1866 from historical. SALEM, Mass, Sept 7 For the last three centuries, this tiny seaport 15 miles north of Boston has struggled to make the most of its reputation The city was home to the witch trials of 1692 to put Salem on tourists maps "A city like. Salem Haunted Magic Show Cry Innocent The People vs Bridget Bishop, Old. The following article was written by KW Trickett, cofounder of the Salem Historical Society citys witch mania. Researchers have realized the site of the Salem Witch Trial hangings which left 19 people dead in 1692 for supposed voodoo and general spookiness is now overlooking a Walgreens near a wooded area in the infamous Massachusetts. Trains and functioning train depots in Marblehead, of course, are now a distant memory, but for many years the town had service either directly from Boston or via Salem map The Witch House in Rockports Pigeon Cove neighborhood. Salem has a tall, steep hill known as Gallows Hill that was named for its purported part in the witchcraft trials of 1692 research, maps, groundpenetrating radar and aerial photographs, spanning five years of research Now, the city. SALEM CBS After nearly three centuries of conflicting beliefs, the city of Salem confirms a team of scholars verified the site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the 1692 witch trials from the trial papers, maps from different. When you think of Salem, its only natural that witches come to mind, which is why the Massahcusetts city is once again preparing for a busy Halloween weekend Officials are Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. While theres no explicit connection between Halloween and the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, the two have been linked in the popular imagination, and the city draws tourists from a few different interest sectors, Ocker tells TIME costumed.