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Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The First Muster

 
 
The First Muster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
1. The First Muster Marker
Inscription.  
On this common,
the East Regiment,
Massachusetts Militia, held
its first muster. This event
marked the beginning of
the National Guard of the U.S.

Salem
1637

Donated by
the Rotary Club of Salem
May 4, 2002

 
Erected 2002 by Rotary Club of Salem.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 2002.
 
Location. 42° 31.441′ N, 70° 53.367′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Washington Square West, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the Salem Common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem MA 01970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem Common (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Twenty Third Regiment Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Conant (about 400 feet away);
Marker on the Salem Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
2. Marker on the Salem Common
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Joseph Story House (about 500 feet away); Abraham True House (about 500 feet away); Salem Rotary Club (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
The First Muster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
3. The First Muster Marker
Marker can be seen in this photo at the base of the flagpole on the Salem Common.
The First Muster Picture from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
4. The First Muster Picture from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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