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October 25, 1992 | DAN WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The little boy's voice squeaked with concern and a little fear: "But why did Bridget Bishop scratch the face of the neighbor's son when he visited her?" he asked. Bishop, wearing a scarlet dress that seemed cut to shock, answered sharply: "What would you do if someone was sent over to find out if you were a witch?"
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October 25, 1992 | DAN WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The little boy's voice squeaked with concern and a little fear: "But why did Bridget Bishop scratch the face of the neighbor's son when he visited her?" he asked. Bishop, wearing a scarlet dress that seemed cut to shock, answered sharply: "What would you do if someone was sent over to find out if you were a witch?"
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May 27, 1991 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a grassy hill that today overlooks a ball field and tennis court in one of the city's parks, 19 people were hanged in 1692, falsely accused by their peers of practicing witchcraft. But no monument and no plaque at "Gallows Hill" recalls the suffering of the victims of Salem's witchcraft hysteria, or the misdeeds of those who caused it. For three centuries, Salem, despite its claim to the nickname, "Witch City," has done little to memorialize the events of the shameful episode in its history.
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May 27, 1991 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a grassy hill that today overlooks a ball field and tennis court in one of the city's parks, 19 people were hanged in 1692, falsely accused by their peers of practicing witchcraft. But no monument and no plaque at "Gallows Hill" recalls the suffering of the victims of Salem's witchcraft hysteria, or the misdeeds of those who caused it. For three centuries, Salem, despite its claim to the nickname, "Witch City," has done little to memorialize the events of the shameful episode in its history.
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October 28, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
Here at the scene of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year. Haunted Happenings, an 11-day annual event, culminates Wednesday when Laurie Cabot, Salem's official witch, leads a candlelight procession to Gallows Hill where in 1692, 19 men and women were hanged for being witches. The grim event is marked each year with such events as costume balls, a psychic festival, the retelling of mysterious legends in historic homes, and spell-casting workshops.
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October 28, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
Here at the scene of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year. Haunted Happenings, an 11-day annual event, culminates Wednesday when Laurie Cabot, Salem's official witch, leads a candlelight procession to Gallows Hill where in 1692, 19 men and women were hanged for being witches. The grim event is marked each year with such events as costume balls, a psychic festival, the retelling of mysterious legends in historic homes, and spell-casting workshops.
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