History

April 19, 1861 – The Baltimore Riot

At the top of the stairs leading to the third floor rotunda of the Massachusetts State House in Boston is a colorful mural, ten feet high and fifteen feet wide, that depicts the soldiers of the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment fighting a well-armed mob of angry civilians in Baltimore,…

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Lowell and Lincoln’s Assassination

On April 14, 1865 – Good Friday – Abraham Lincoln went to Ford’s Theatre. As he watched the play from his presidential box above the stage, John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head. Lincoln was carried out of the theatre and across the street to William…

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On the Road Again: In Germany

On the Road Again: In Germany By Mike Boudreau Mike Boudreau grew up crisscrossing the city of Boston before settling in Tyngsboro, MA, in 2002.   After a 28-year career in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to New England and earned a Masters in Community and Social Psychology at UMASS…

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Go to England; Discover Kerouac

Go to England; Discover Kerouac By Mike Boudreau Mike Boudreau grew up crisscrossing the city of Boston before settling in Tyngsboro, MA, in 2002.   After a 28-year career in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to New England and earned a Masters in Community and Social Psychology at UMASS Lowell…

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Lowell High’s Footprint: A History

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article that explained how the various parcels that constitute the Cawley Stadium site were compiled. In this article, I do the same for the current Lowell High site. As is often the case with land records, a bit of history is helpful. Founding of…

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