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The forbidding black statue of "The Puritan," a cerebral Nathaniel Hawthorne, the names of martyred colonists of 1692 Salem are all commemorated in striking monuments scattered through the city.




The Puritan

The famous grim-looking statue of Roger Conant (alias The Puritan) stands by Salem Common in front of the Salem Witch Museum, not far from the Hawthorne Hotel.

Although usually thought to represent the grim severity of Puritanism, the spectral Mr Conant was actually one of the good guys in early Salem, providing an example of courage and perseverance when the going got tough for the young colony.

He helped others, and raised morale to make it through the difficulties.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

  Nathaniel Hawthorne statue, Salem MA

Salem's favorite son, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

On Hawthorne Boulevard in the small mall beside the Hawthorne Hotel stands a statue of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem's most famous author.

Hawthorne worked for a time in Salem's Custom House.

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

A stone monument off Charter Street honors the innocent people who were accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials of 1692 and put to death by hanging, crushing weights, or disease in jail—a cautionary reminder of innocents sacrificed to justice gone awry. More...

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Statue of Roger Conant,

Above, the statue of Roger Conant, "The Puritan."

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