Lowell: Volume II

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When we think of Lowell, Massachusetts, and thehistoric part the city played in the American Industrial Revolution we often conjure up powerfulimages of mills and machinery. But what about the daily lives of the citizens and workers, their festivals, and their simpler recreations like park ball games and family events? The waters of the Merrimac run deep and have always been a source of vitality and strength for the people of Lowell. This sequel to the highly acclaimed Lowell continues our journey—this time into the more recent past of this amazing city. Older members of the community will appreciate this new pictorial history as a nostalgic window to a time when drugstore soda shops and drive-in movies were in their heyday. Younger generations will find the over 200 images presented here a unique and intriguing resource for connecting with their roots.
ISBN: 9780738563350
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jay Pendergast received his Ph. D. in Anglo-Irish Literature from University College in Dublin, but spent much of his time researching and enjoying old Lowell. Until his recent untimely death, he directed local archaeological fieldwork with students from New Hampshire College and Franklin Pierce College, and was known to commute to his lectures at UMass Lowell by boat from his home on the banks of the Merrimac in Tyngsborough. This is his fifth book dealing with Lowell and Greater Lowell.
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