Here is another note from Joseph Castañeda, a year ahead of me in high school and author of the book Project Joseph: Repairing Your Pain. He also has a new blog. I wrote about him and his book in June.
|Love the blog, thanks for the great historical insights and oddities that always leave me smiling and wondering where in the heck you come up with this stuff! =)
I was digging around Salem this spring and found Salem’s original hang man’s tree (the stump, anyway). Here’s an interesting article on capital punishment from our city’s humble beginnings that I thought you might enjoy.
So where is the stump? I’ve asked him via Facebook and, once I hear back, will pass it on.
1. Sometimes he goes by the anglicized form Castaneda rather than Castañeda, but ever since learning a bit of Spanish in middle and high schools, I’ve fallen in love with the diacritical tilde. (I also love the umlaut. Yes, I am strange.)