Archive for November 24th, 2012

Hot Chocolate Competition

Downtown Lowell was alive this afternoon as hundreds of people traveled to the five establishments that were participating the this year’s Hot Chocolate Competition. At each place, you exchanged a quarter for a 4-ounce Dixie cup filled with hot chocolate. One was served plain, another gave you a choice of…

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George S. Boutwell, Radical Republican, 1865

In the film “Lincoln,” during the scene in which the roll is being called for votes for and against the adoption of a Constitutional amendment to ban slavery, I couldn’t help wondering who was representing Lowell in the US Congress at that moment. According to the ever-useful “Cotton Was King”…

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