History

Ladd & Whitney Monument

Yesterday was the anniversary of the deaths of Luther Ladd and Addison Whitney, two young mill workers from Lowell who died in Baltimore on April 19, 1861, while serving with the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. (See yesterday’s post for the story of the Baltimore Riot). The Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

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George Chigas: A Parable

The False God of Dow by George Chigas At the height of Cambodia’s economic and military power during the Angkor Period (ninth to fifteenth centuries), when a drought or disease threatened the kingdom’s prosperity and security, the ruler, believed to be semi-divine, a deva-raja or god-king, would summon his high…

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Lowell Cemetery virtual tour

Here’s my first attempt at a true “virtual tour” all on video. It’s a 30-minute trip through historic Lowell Cemetery. It’s posted on YouTube and Facebook. I hope it is the first of many: If the above video viewer doesn’t work go directly to YouTube to see the video.

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