History

Kitteridge Park Gazebo

Another Lowell picture and post from Amy Bisson: Located at the corner of Nesmith and Andover Streets, I first noticed this little park from my car. Originally named Washington Square Park, it was renamed for Captain Paul Kitteridge, a Lowell native who died during World War I. Here’s a link to details…

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Honors for Kerouac

Last night, students from the UMass Lowell Honors College First-Year Seminar in all things Lowell went on the road in Kerouac’s Lowell. I teach one section of the 22 sections of this required course in the Honors College. Nearly 400 students are learning about Lowell in a directed way this…

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Frederick Douglass and Lowell

The Boston Globe yesterday carried a story about the difficulties being encountered in erecting a statue in Boston honoring Frederick Douglass.  Born into slavery in 1818, Douglass later escaped to freedom and became one of America’s foremost abolitionists in the years before, during, and after the Civil War. Writing on…

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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2001 seems so recent to me but fourteen years is a long time. For instance, someone just four years old on that day is now a freshman in college. Through the years, we’ve written a number of blog posts about 9/11. I’ve compiled links to some of them…

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