Edward Sylvester Morse is the key to the Salem-Ota sister city relationship. While living in Japan, member Hugh Stewart also became a member of the Ota Salem Club in Ota, and was invited to participate in a ceremony by the E.S.Morse Commemorative Society last summer. There he met Masaru Akisawa san. He created, with others, a PowerPoint show and book about the life of Morse. It is copyrighted and in Japanese. However, he elected to create an English story of Morse for our use. Please have a look and enjoy!