The Epidemic Strikes Lowell: 1918

Recent headlines report the spread of the coronavirus around the world which makes it a useful time to recall perhaps the deadliest epidemic to ever strike Lowell. It was influenza but was also known as the Spanish Flu or the grippe. It struck in the fall of 1918, just as…

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Frank Wagner: A New Poem

Our new contributor Frank Wagner from Texas has a poem about neighborhood destruction, a subject familiar to anyone in Lowell who knows what happened in the Market Street Greek-American enclave in the Acre in the 1930s,  Little Canada in the 1960s, and the Hale-Howard district in the late ’60s/early ’70s.…

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