Monday, September 26, 2005

Hermeneutic Preponderance: The Never Ending Quest To Find The Source Of Salemtown's Name

John H. over at Salem's Lots related an interesting exhange he had with a woman residing in Salemtown for the last 46 years. Among other things she claims that Salemtown was Salemtown before the Salem AME Church was ever built.

As John says, that apparently debunks a myth. I first heard the myth a few months ago upon meeting the current pastor of the Salem AME Church, who indeed told me that Salemtown was named after the church, which sits on 4th Ave., North.

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