Lowell: The River City

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Lowell, a historic industrial city, owes its life to the broad Merrimack River. Renowned for its water-powered textile mills, it was also a city rich in natural beauty, where spiritual and cultural values took root. Postcards from the 1890s to the 1940s bear witness to riverscapes, varied waterways, arched bridges, and green parks. Vintage cards depict grand churches and stately mansions, some now altered or gone, and rare interior views. Informative text accompanies the images of yellowbricked colleges, pastoral neighboring environs, dignified cemeteries, and imposing monuments, such as the captivating Lion Monument.
ISBN: 9780738539324
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 River City, a companion to Lowell: The Mill City, was compiled by the Lowell Historical Society Publication Committee, which consists of Martha Mayo, Tom Langan, Lewis Karabatsos, and Pauline Golec. 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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