the mouth of the Concord River and along the banks
of the Merrimack, Lowell is rich in history and
notable for it's role in America's development.
Frances Cabot Lowell, it has been called the
Cradle Of The American Industrial Revolution. As
one of America's first "factory towns" Lowell became
a magnet for immigrants seeking a better life in the
middle to late 1800s. Irish, Catholic German, and
French Canadian immigrants flocked to the city to
work in the mills of Lowell. Although the wages were
low, jobs were plentiful and new residents settled
in Lowell bringing their traditions and heritage.
is the fourth largest city in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. Lowell shares the county seat of
Middlesex County with Cambridge. Despite decline of
the city following the closing of the mills, the
urban renewal projects have restored Lowell and
honor those who came before us.
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