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  • Shilo Inns is a mid-priced hotel chain operating 41 hotels predominantly on the west coast of the United States, with a large concentration of locations in the state of Oregon.
    salem
  • a city in northeastern Massachusetts; site of the witchcraft trials in 1692
  • a city in southern India
  • The state capital of Oregon, on the Willamette River, southwest of Portland; pop. 136,924
  • capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
  • An industrial city in Tamil Nadu in southern India; pop. 364,000
  • A city and port in northeastern Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast, north of Boston; pop. 38,091. First settled in 1626, it was the scene in 1692 of a notorious series of witchcraft trials
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Death in Salem: The Private Lives behind the 1692 Witch Hunt
Death in Salem: The Private Lives behind the 1692 Witch Hunt
The first book to explore the tragic personal lives of the leading players in Salem’s witchcraft frenzy

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Salem witchcraft will always have a magnetic pull on the American psyche. During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans?including author Diane Foulds?are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective.

Massachusetts settlers led difficult lives; every player in the Salem drama endured hardships barely imaginable today. Mercy Short, one of the ?bewitched” girls, watched as Indians butchered her parents; Puritan minister Cotton Mather outlived all but three of his fifteen children. Such tragedies shaped behavior and, as Foulds argues, ultimately played a part in the witch hunt’s outcome. A compelling ?who’s who” to Salem witchcraft, Death in Salem profiles each of these historical personalities as it asks: Why was this person targeted?

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Day 354 - Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Day 354 - Rockin' around the Christmas tree
@greygirl25 The pink cadillac is a bit of an icon on Market St. Our own Route 66 nostalgia. I arrived at my favorite time of night. Scoped out my angle. And right before my very eyes, the pink cadillac, in the twilight of the evening. Then, just as darkness closed in, the light tree on top of the Shilo Inn on the other side of the street appeared, as if out of no where. How on earth could I pass up a good cliche, dark or not. Finding the exposure was a huge challenge, darkness behaves nothing like twilight.
5-25-09 Shilo Inn
5-25-09 Shilo Inn
A mural in the hallway of the Shilo Inn

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shilo inn salem
Salem's Lot
Published a year after his stunning debut novel, Carrie, 'Salem's Lot firmly cemented Stephen King's name in the literary lexicon of great American storytellers. His rich and finely crafted tale of a mundane New England town under siege by the forces of darkness is both a homage to Bram Stoker's classic Dracula and an allegory of our post-Vietnam society. Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, it cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart -- and the insular evils of small-town America.

Stephen King's second book, 'Salem's Lot (1975)--about the slow takeover of an insular hamlet called Jerusalem's Lot by a vampire patterned after Bram Stoker's Dracula--has two elements that he also uses to good effect in later novels: a small American town, usually in Maine, where people are disconnected from each other, quietly nursing their potential for evil; and a mixed bag of rational, goodhearted people, including a writer, who band together to fight that evil.
Simply taken as a contemporary vampire novel, 'Salem's Lot is great fun to read, and has been very influential in the horror genre. But it's also a sly piece of social commentary. As King said in 1983, "In 'Salem's Lot, the thing that really scared me was not vampires, but the town in the daytime, the town that was empty, knowing that there were things in closets, that there were people tucked under beds, under the concrete pilings of all those trailers. And all the time I was writing that, the Watergate hearings were pouring out of the TV.... Howard Baker kept asking, 'What I want to know is, what did you know and when did you know it?' That line haunts me, it stays in my mind.... During that time I was thinking about secrets, things that have been hidden and were being dragged out into the light." Sounds quite a bit like the idea behind his 1998 novel of a Maine hamlet haunted by unsightly secrets, Bag of Bones. --Fiona Webster

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