Salem honors women hanged as witches


Karla Hailer, a fifth grade teacher from Situate, Mass., makes a video of the Proctor's Ledge Memorial before the noon dedication of the site Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the site where five women were hanged as witches 325 years ago today during the Salem witch trials in Salem., Mass. Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged as witches on July 19, 1692. It was the first of three mass executions at the site. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)


Karla Hailer, a fifth grade teacher from Scituate, Mass., makes a video of the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial before the dedication of the site at noon Wednesday at the site where five women were hanged as witches 325 years ago during the Salem witch trials in Salem., Mass. Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged as witches on July 19, 1692. It was the first of three mass executions at the site. The semi-circular stone wall memorial is inscribed with the names of the people hanged at the site, now a small city-owned lot in a residential neighborhood and behind a pharmacy. “The sun casts few shadows this time of day, and yet the shadows from this site extend across our city in ways we cannot see with our eyes,” Mayor Kim Driscoll said.

Karla Hailer, a fifth grade teacher from Situate, Mass., makes a video of the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial before the noon dedication of the site Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the site where five women were hanged as witches 325 years ago today during the Salem witch trials in Salem., Mass. Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged as witches on July 19, 1692. It was the first of three mass executions at the site. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
http://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/07/web1_AP_17200631848838.jpgKarla Hailer, a fifth grade teacher from Situate, Mass., makes a video of the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial before the noon dedication of the site Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the site where five women were hanged as witches 325 years ago today during the Salem witch trials in Salem., Mass. Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged as witches on July 19, 1692. It was the first of three mass executions at the site. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)