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The House That John Built

The House That John Built
The House That John Built
$25.00

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.

 

Baseball Caps

Pickering Baseball Cap
Pickering Baseball Cap
$25.00

Tan canvas with the Pickering Lion rampant embroidered on front and “Pickering” on the back.

Pickering House for Sale!

Cat’s Meow Replica
Cat’s Meow Replica
$20.00

We’re taking bids of $20 each (plus postage, if mailed) for these fabulous Cat’s Meow replicas of the Pickering House.

They’re high quality, full color, made of wood, and measure 4 1/2” H x 7 1/2” W. A great piece of memorabilia from your visit or just of a historic place that’s near and dear to your heart. Plus, they make great holiday gifts!