Posts Tagged “Charles Cowley”

Charles Cowley – Week 8

Here’s the eighth installment of my Twitter “tweets” of Charles Cowley’s “Illustrated History of Lowell.” We’ve almost reached the city’s incorporation in 1826 (as a town). Much happened here before Lowell even existed. In 1819 Moses Hale + Oliver Whipple built a (gun) powder mill on Concord River in Lowell…

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Charles Cowley – Week 7

Here’s the seventh installment of my Twitter “tweets” of Charles Cowley’s “Illustrated History of Lowell.” We’ve almost reached the city’s incorporation in 1826 (as a town). Much happened here before Lowell even existed. 1st steamboat traveled from Boston to Concord NH in 1819 via Middlesex Canal & Merrimack River By…

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Charles Cowley – Week 6

Here’s the sixth in my weekly compilations of Twitter “tweets” from Charles Cowley’s “Illustrated History of Lowell.” I think I missed posting this one when I went on vacation. July 13 – In 1793 the Proprietors of the Middlesex Canal began work on the canal that ran from Chelmsford to…

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Charles Cowley – Week 5

In 1868, Lowell resident Charles Cowley wrote the “Illustrated History of Lowell”, a book filled with fascinating facts about our city. Here’s my fifth weekly compilation of “tweeting” from Cowley’s book: July 3 – Chelmsford always gave tax breaks & land grants to millers, mechanics & traders so they would…

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Charles Cowley – Week 4

In 1868, Lowell resident Charles Cowley wrote the “Illustrated History of Lowell”, a book filled with fascinating facts about our city. Here’s my fourth weekly compilation of “tweeting” from Cowley’s book: June 29 – On October 29, 1727 an earthquake caused walls and chimneys to fall throughout the Merrimack Valley…

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Charles Cowley – Week 3

In 1868, Lowell resident Charles Cowley wrote the “Illustrated History of Lowell”, a book filled with fascinating facts about our city. Here’s my third weekly compilation of “tweeting” from Cowley’s book: June 19 – In 1686 Col Tyng, Maj Henchman et al purchased from Wannalancet all land in region, leaving…

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Charles Cowley – Week 2

In 1868, Lowell resident Charles Cowley wrote the “Illustrated History of Lowell”, a book filled with fascinating facts about our city. Here’s my second weekly compilation of “tweeting” from Cowley’s book: June 13 – In 1669 Wannalancet fearing a Mohawk attack built a fort on a hill in Belvidere called…

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Charles Cowley – Week 1

In 1868, Lowell resident Charles Cowley wrote the “Illustrated History of Lowell”, a book filled with fascinating facts about our city. Earlier this week I began “tweeting” these facts on Twitter, one each day. Here’s a compilation of this week’s tweets: June 7 – My new project: a daily Tweet…

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