HISTORY ALIVE!
SALEM PIONEER VILLAGE

PHOTOS BY

REX PASSION

AUGUST 4, 2007

THE TOUR

Pioneer Village in Salem is a replica of a 1600's village. Students from Gordon College made the village come alive.

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VILLAGE LIFE

The residents of Pioneer Village went about their daily chores as they mingled with their visitors from the 21st century.

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THE BLACKSMITH

The heart and hearth of the village, the blacksmith fashioned iron implements.

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THE WIGWAM

The first building built by the villagers was an Indian wigwam covered with reeds.

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THE MEETING

Modern visitors joined the villagers at a religious meeting in the Governor's House.

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GOODWIVES

The women of the village were known as goodwives. The term "Goody" was used as we would use Mrs.

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THE CONVERSATION

The preacher and one of his flock have a long talk by the lake.

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GAMES

Visitors and Villagers joined together in games.

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CRIME and PUNISHMENT

A villager is accused of stealing and is punished in the seventeenth century style.

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RETURN