History

Gathering the Lowell Honey: Excerpt from ‘Mill Power’

The following is an excerpt from Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park, my book just published last week by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This passage is the conclusion of Chapter Five, “The Economics of Heritage,” which spells out the economic benefits that have been derived…

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September 12, 1953 ~ Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wed

On this day September 12, 1953, Congressman John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at a ceremony held in St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. From the Kennedy Library website: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wedding Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married on the morning of September 12,…

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Remembering 9/11

It’s been 13 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Here’s a post I did two years ago after a visit to the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City. The National 9/11 Memorial is a fitting tribute to those who perished on September 11, 2001. The 8-acre site is dominated…

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September 10, 1960 ~ Remembering Lowell Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers

On this day after the Massachusetts Primary where women candidates did so well and are poised to make history, it is fitting to remember Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers. Mrs. Rogers made her own history with – among other things – her support for veterans and her record-holding longevity in the…

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‘The Mills Weren’t Made of Marble’: Lead Editorial, NYTimes, Labor Day, 1992

Since the mid-1970s, Lowell has been the subject of many regional, national, and global media reports (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, and web) because of its distinctive national park and award-winning urban revitalization rooted in the preservation and celebration of its industrial, architectural, natural, and cultural heritage. The late Dr. Patrick…

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