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Salem, Massachusetts has taken advantage of its history and association with the television show Bewitched to boost tourism. The show even filmed a series of episodes in the town. But not all residents agree with this treatment of the 17th century witchcraft trials, especially the decision to install a statue of Bewitched’s main character, played by actress Elizabeth Montgomery.
The history of the witchcraft trials is still a major tourism draw for Salem, even though it’s doubtful that any of the people convicted and executed for practicing witchcraft ever did so.
Brooks, A. (Host). (2005, May 5). Salem residents oppose planned ‘Bewitched” statue [Radio broadcast episode]. National Public Radio. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4632488