Lowell: The Mill City

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From its birth in 1826, Lowell has thrived, declined, and been resurrected as a mill city. Today, it is celebrated for its rich history. These postcards from the 1890s to the 1940s display the energy of this industrial city and its native and immigrant population as it grew, built, worked, and played. Vintage cards capture both familiar mills along the Merrimack River and vanished businesses. Coupled with compelling narrative, they tell stories of a horse-drawn fire engine, textile mill workers, grand civic buildings, floods, and even the aftermath of an explosion.
ISBN: 9780738537603
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lowell: The Mill City was compiled by the Lowell Historical Society Publication Committee, which consists of Pauline Golec, Lewis Karabatsos, Tom Langan, and Martha Mayo. The Lowell Historical Society, reincorporated in 1902, is the successor of the Old Residents' Association, organized in 1868, and is one of the earliest historical societies in the nation. The society's mission is to collect, preserve, and publish materials related to Lowell and to encourage and promote the study of the history of the city.
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