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Throwback Thursday: June 3, 2013

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to June 3, 2013, and a visit to Lowell by Grammy Award winning singer/song writer Carole King. Paul Marion wrote the following blog post to document her visit which had her attend a campaign rally for Ed Markey who was then running for…

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Monuments and Memorial Day

There is some dispute about where and when the first Memorial Day was held but there is no question that the purpose of the day was to honor and remember those who died while serving in the military. In recent years the Greater Lowell Veterans Council holds its ceremony on…

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Throwback Thursday: May 24, 2009

This week’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to May 24, 2009, when Steve O’Connor shared the story of two World War II Veterans from Lowell, each with a remarkable story to tell. Visiting With Two Very Special Veterans By Steve O’Connor on May 24, 2009 In the following essay,…

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Throwback Thursday: May 8, 2008

Another Throwback Thursday post. Today we go back to May 8, 2008, when gas costs $4 per gallon. Victory Gardens  By: Dick Howe 5/8/2008 Corn, of all things, plays a major role in our current economic woes. The high price of oil and government mandates to find alternative fuels has…

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Overseers in Lowell Textile Mills

There’s a new section on the UMass Lowell Center for Lowell History website. It’s called “Overseers in Lowell Textile Mills” and it brings to life the stories of a class of management personnel often lost in our focus on the line-working Mill Girls and the wealthy Mill Owners. Written by…

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