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In 1637, a yeoman from England by the name of John Pickering settled on a small, untamed piece of land in Salem. Over 350 years later, amazingly enough, the house built on this property is still standing, and John's direct descendants continue to con-verge under its old beams. The House That John Built ultimately traces ten generations of Pickerings, providing an evocative history that is as much about a remarkable string of ancestors as it is about the growth of a harbor town and a nation. The Pickering House has seen the comings-and-goings of an early shipwright, a lionized lieutenant, a risk-taking sea captain, a top-ranking statesman, the world's foremost linguist, a preeminent naturalist, two celebrated astronomers, among still others. To listen to its story is to encounter, firsthand, forgotten forces, forgotten lore.
The House that John Built
The House that John Built - $25