Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fact of the Day: Halloween City

Both Salem, Massachusetts and Anoka, Minnesota claim to be the Halloween capital of the world. Salem was well-known for historical witch trials while Anoka was one of the first cities that discouraged pranks on Halloween. 

14 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

From that bit of history, I think I'd have to vote for Salem as the capital...though I imagine visiting both cities at around this time of year would give a better vantage on which to vote for.

The Happy Whisk said...

Either way, Happy Oogie Boogie Day.

Margaret D said...

Really!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I always wanted to visit Salem. I hear it's really cool.

Kati said...

I don't think witch trials are something to be proud of...
:-)

Have a great week,
-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Salem would probably win, but it's history is nothing to brag about

NanaDiana said...

I loved visiting Salem- it was truly "bewitching"...

Martha said...

In my younger years, I visited Massachusetts many times but never went to Salem. Maybe at some point we'll pass through it.

Kay said...

I agree that the madness of Salem is nothing to be proud of. It is good for Halloween pranks to be discouraged though.

stephen Hayes said...

Never heard of Anoka.

happyone said...

I like your jack o lantern! : )

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'd like to visit Salem this time of year!

Christine said...

Interesting

bj said...

Happy Halloween