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No city offers as dramatic a view of the American Industrial Revolution as LOWELL Massachusetts. Founded by Boston Merchants in 1821-22, Lowell, named for Francis Cabot Lowell, was built as a factory city along the Merrimack River to take advantage of the waterpower potential of the Pawtucket Falls.
It was a thriving industrial center during the 19th century, attracting many immigrants and migrant workers to its mills.
The Merrimack Canal is a canal that runs through Lowell. The canal which was dug in the 1820's, begins at the Pawtucket Canal just above Swamp Locks and empties into the Merrimack River. The MERRIMACK CANAL was the first major canal to be dug at Lowell exclusively for power purposes.
Lowell's 5.6 mile canal system which weaves through the downtown and historical neighbourhoods, is both an engineering marvel and a relaxing and beautiful place for a stroll.
Luther Ladd was a 19-year old private in the 6th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry at the start of the Civil War. As the... more travel advice
Located at 79 Dutton St., just across the Merrimack Canal, is the Lowell MASONIC TEMPLE, a white stone building with 8... more travel advice
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