History

Thanksgiving 1922

  Thanksgiving came late in 1922. It was observed on Thursday, November 30. Still, the weather was unseasonably warm which would allow many to use their relatively new automobiles to visit distant family and friends. Just ten years earlier, automobiles were very rare and possessed only by the very wealthy,…

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Thinking About Thanksgiving High School Football

Thinking About Thanksgiving High School Football By Mike McCormick Mike McCormick of Alaska by way of Haverhill and Haverhill High School, has some observations on this year’s Haverhill High hazing incident and the subsequent cancellation of the school’s Thanksgiving Day football game against Lowell High.   Thursday, November 17, 2022…

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Lowell Residents Who Died in the Vietnam War

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, was dedicated forty years ago this week on November 13, 1982. In recognition of that anniversary, here are the names of residents of Lowell whose names appear on “The Vietnam Wall.” The Lowell names and their stories are presented chronologically in order of…

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Monuments on the LMA Grounds

Here is a description of each of the monuments located on the grounds of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium: Bradford “Brad” Morse Memorial Walkway (cement walkway from East Merrimack Street at Concord River to the front steps of Memorial Auditorium). F. Bradford Morse (1921-1994), a veteran of World War II and…

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Flags in LMA Hall of Flags

One of the distinctive features of the vestibule of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium is the many flags displayed high above the floor. Originally called Trophy Hall, the distinctive display of flags prompted the room’s name to be changed to the Hall of Flags. Here are the flags currently on display…

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