Thomas Perkins and the Tunnels of Salem

Salem Tunnel Tour: Thomas PerkinsThomas Perkins the founder of Mass. General Hospital, Perkins School for the Blind, the Perkins Library had a guilty conscious. He was a drug dealing slave trader. When Opium was outlawed in China he thought it was a good move. He felt the competition would shrink under fear of the law allowing him to almost create a monopoly on its sale. One of the other tricks Perkins did to keep his reputation untarnished, was to allow his cousins to run the company in name only. Some of these cousins belonged to the Forbes and Delanos. Yes like Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Perkins met the Walkers (George Herbert Walker Bush, George Walker Bush) in Milford, Ma. Their influence at Yale can still be felt. The link between drugs, big business, and politics with Yale alumnus start from this pair. Even though we can not say Perkins was a bonesman, but we can say that their crypt is built on his property. Some famous politicians who went to Yale sit on both sides of our political system. Alumnus include the Clintons, the Bushs, Wolfowitz, Cheney, Rumsfield, and Kerry. Perkins was not a member of Skulls and Bones but he was a member of the secret society called the Salem Marine Society which still has their club house on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel. As you guessed, Perkins was on of the many using the tunnels of Salem.

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