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By Dianna Beaudoin,Jean Loedeman Lam,Susan Kipen Welton

prior to white settlers got here to the world that's now Salem Township, Potawatomi Indians hunted and fished in a wooded area choked with ample flora and fauna. The settlers cleared the bushes to paintings the land and equipped a lumber mill alongside Little Rabbit River. Salem used to be basically a farming group carved out through hardworking pioneers. 4 cities have been validated to serve this farming neighborhood: Diamond Springs to the south, New Salem to the north, and Burnips Corners and Salem middle (now often called Burnips) within the heart. In 1855, Salem Township separated from Monterey Township; then, within the Thirties, the invention of oil introduced monetary aid to Salem farm households who struggled to take care of their farms. a brand new wave of citizens got here to settle within the Salem region as males looking paintings within the oil fields introduced their households to the community.

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