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Maine by Susan Downing
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Quintessential rocky Maine coast at sunrise

psa for non-Americans and non-New England Americans

you know the Salem witch trials? that thing where nobody got burned and nobody was an actual witch but it was still a big deal because 19 innocent people were executed?

well the place we call Salem now was not where that happened. that place used to be called Salem Town. the trials happened in what was then called Salem Village (also sometimes “the farms”). it was an agrarian community with stronger Puritan values that sometimes clashed with the more worldly trading center Salem Town

after the trials Salem Village was so ashamed that it changed its name to Danvers and went on to experience a bunch more dark and tragic stuff. Salem Town said “sweet, tourism!” and jumped on the witch bandwagon and is now a center of pretty nice magic shops, pretty tacky tourist attractions, and pretty pretty historical dance events

Danvers has a laser tag place and they used to have a Denny’s but it closed

the end

In case you’re out of the loop and wondering why nobody wanted a Patriots victory…

[series of tweets from the nazi Richard Spencer.

Upper left: “A Patriots victory is a victory for the #AltRight. #Patriots #SuperBowl”

Upper right: “Brady and Belichick are about to win bigly for Trump, the #AltRight, and White America!”

Lower left: “I was born in Boston, Mass. I’m proud of the NFL’s Whitest team! #superbowl”

Lower right: “For the White race, it’s never over. #SuperBowl”]

Believe it or not, these aren’t even all the tweets Spencer made praising the Patriots for all their white players and “winning for nazis”.