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Lowell, MA

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In Lowell you can visit a mill girls boarding house, an operating power loom mill, and take a trolley and canal boat ride.  As the industrial revolution reached a peak the mills in Lowell were in full production.  People worked long hard hours doing often dangerous work for little pay.  Click on the links below to learn more.


Lowell National Historic Site (National Park Service)


The Mill Girls


Lowell National Historical Park


The Boott Cotton Mills


Mill Girls

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The canal and the trolley


train near the visitor's center


Below:  Canal Boat Ride



Going through the original lock which is still human powered






Above:  The edge of the mill pond is held back by plywood!

Below:  The Boott Cotton  Mill




Below:  Mill Girls boarding house


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