Difference between revisions of "Salem - Name"

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*[http://innopac.noblenet.org/record=b2052469~S24 Highlights in the History of Salem] Salem Evening News, p. 4
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*[http://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/record/2052469?locg=63 Highlights in the History of Salem] Salem Evening News, p. 4
  
*[http://innopac.noblenet.org/record=b2172069~S24 Salem in the Seventeenth Century] James D. Phillips, p.47
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*[http://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/record/2172069?locg=63 Salem in the Seventeenth Century] James D. Phillips, p.47

Revision as of 19:46, 15 January 2013

Two early names for Salem were Naumkeag and Shalom, (which later became Salem.)

According to p. 4 in Bewitched in Historic Salem, "while reading the Bible, Rev. Higginson observed the Jewish word Shalom, which means peace, and inspired by the peaceful relations between the Puritans and the Indians, decided that the new name for Naumkeag should be Shalom. The pronunciation of the word sounded like Salom and then "Salem", therefore becoming the current name of the city.


See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Salem - Name