View of the "Northfields" section of Salem.

A view of "Northfields," across from Salem Neck, the site of the original settlement by Salem's "Old Planters." The Northfields section of Salem (extending from Salem's North River north to Peabody and Danversport) was the place where, according to Rev. John Higginson, the remnants of the once-populous Naumkeag Indians had their "Towne of Wigwams" in the 1620s. It was also the place where both Indians and Salem's first English settlers planted their corn.
(Photography by Joseph R. Modugno) close window
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