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Church Secrets and Legends Pictures

We go beyond the beauty of the world’s most iconic and fascinating churches to uncover the secrets hidden behind the walls of these soaring cathedrals and intimate chapels.

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The First Church

One of the oldest churches to be founded in North America, the First Church in Salem, MA, is also home to one of the most sinister chapters of American history: the Salem Witch Trials. In the 1690s, this Puritan community's zeal for righteous living ended in the conviction and execution of 20 innocent residents on charges of witchcraft.

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