The Caddy Balloon Above the Common from A Walk Above Salem

The Next Balloon is Waiting for You to Journey Into the Story On…

Caddy Balloon from A Walk Above Salem by Chris DowginLike all of the stories in the Salem Trilogy, you are the main character. In A Walk Above Salem you hop in a Caddy Balloon among millions of other readers ridding their own.

Join the fun today and enter the magical whimsical side of Salem MA by opening the pages of A Walk Above Salem Today!

New Winter Commons Walking Tour from Salem Smugglers’ Tour

Look forward in the next week to a new walking tour featuring the history of the Common from its creation, its dedication to the local militia, the fight between Commoners and Villagers over its use, the old industrial nature, and the beautification by Col. Elias Hasket Derby Jr. and the Salem Common Improvement Fund Subscribers.

Pictture of Elias Hasket Derby Jr. in Salem MA

Col. Elias Hasket Derby Jr.

The Salem Common Improvement Fund was an alias for a series of investors who filled in the 5 ponds with dirt from the tunnels they were digging and attached their new brick homes around the Common between 1801 and 1860 to them. The tour will show you various pictures of the sealed tunnels leading from these houses and give you the history of Federal Architecture and its real reason for being created.

 

The tour will showcase many images of the Common through time on a tablet and tell you entertaining stories, tales of ghosts, and how the tunnels were used. Plus we can peer into two locations that once were entrances to the tunnels.

 

Check the Salem Smugglers’ Tour web page next week to find out more information. Imagine a walking tour through the snow on the beautiful Common!