Don’t miss the latest entry in the “Forgotten New England” diary of things past in New England – but more importantly with today’s post – in our Lowell Massachusetts. The remembrance of Dudley Page evokes memories and stories of a post-Civil War Lowell. This is a time when the men of the Civil War military returned home or somehow found their way to Lowell and Greater Lowell . They left their mark. Dick Howe frequently addresses this in his many talks about Lowell and the Civil War – as he will on April 15 as part of a Lowell Historical Society program at the Mogan Cultural Center. With the recall of Dudley Page – Uncle Dudley to many – we learn of this iconic figure whose life stretched to nearly 100 years and who chronicled his time in story and recollection. In many Samapscoopie columns he is oft quoted and nearly idolized for his contributions, lifestyle and love of Lowell. As the piece indicates Dudley Page symbolized the spirit and action of downtown Lowell entrepreneurs and businesssmen – a forefather of others to come. And yes, he’s the Page behind the legendary Page’s clock in Kearney Square / Merrimack Street.
Read the full article here in at ForgottenNewEngland.com.