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Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Fun fact: Lowell is known as the place where the American Industrial Revolution began.

Lowell includes: Belvidere, Bleachery Station, Centralville, Highlands, Little Canada, Middlesex Village, Oaklands, Pawtucketville, Rogers Square, Wigginville, and Ayers City.
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  • 1653 - Lowell is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1822 - Began as Factory Town
    Lowell set up as factory town

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html

  • 1836 - Lowell is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - LOWELL.
    Inc. as a town, 1822, as a city, 1836.
    Population in 1840, 20,796

    Lowell, originally an Indian settlement called Wamesit, was annexed to...Read MORE...


  • 1846 - February 21 - 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Mass

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  • 1848 - Lowell
    The city of Lowell is now a part of the land granted for a town, called Wamesit, by the general court to the Pawtucket Indians, once the most...Read MORE...


  • News 1853 - Destructive Fires in Lowell-Merrimack Mill Burnt.
    A slip from the office of the Lowell Vox Populi states that a destructive fire occurred at Mechanics' Mills, in that city on Wednesday night, which...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Lowell
    Lowell, a city and one of the capitals of Essex county, Massachusetts, is situated on the right bank of the Merrimack where it receives the Concord...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN LOWELL.
    A portion of Whipple's Mill, Lowell, was destroyed by fire on Thursday night. The fire broke out in the card room of of Messers. A. & J. Cowley,...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Large Fire and Loss of Life in Lowell, Mass.
    LOWELL, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 21. A fire at Nos. 96 and 98 Merrimack-street, this morning, badly damaged the building, which is owned by JOHN...Read MORE...


  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
    for the cure of coughs, colds, asthma, croup, bronchitis, whooping-cough, and consumption
    Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.

  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Hood's Sarsaparilla
    C. I. Hood Co.
    Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.
  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    1880s
    Allen's Root Beer Extract
    Charles E. Carter
    Lowell, Mass.

  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Hoyt's German Cologne
    E. W. Hoyt & Co.
    Lowell, Mass.
  • 1890 Lowell Massachusetts
    LOWELL is a splendid industrial city on the Merrimack River, in the northeasterly section of Middlesex County, 9 miles above Lawrence, and 35 from...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Lowell
    Lowell, a city of Massachusetts, and one of the capitals of Middlesex co., is situated on the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Concord, 25 miles...Read MORE...


  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Stamped Shawknit on the Toe
    Knitted to the Shape of the Human Foot

    Shaw Stocking Co., Lowell, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898
  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Rubifoam is a cleansing, fragrant, antiseptic, liquid dentifrice, entirely free from grit or acid.

    E. W. Hoyt & Co.
    Lowell, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898
  • News 1899 - SHOPLIFTER CAPTURED
    Lowell, Mass., April 9. - Mary Kershaw, the alleged notorious shoplifted, whose default was announced in Boston about three weeks ago, where she was...Read MORE...


  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Lowell Depot and Richardson Hotel
  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    B. & M. Station, Lowell, Mass.
  • News 1903 - SERIOUS FIRE IN LOWELL. Merrimack Print Works Damaged to the Extent of $200,000.
    LOWELL, Mass., July 18. - For a long time to-night the Merrimack Print Works here were in danger of complete destruction by a fire which had broken...Read MORE...


  • Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    Vesper Boat Houses (1910)
  • News 1915 - Lowell Loses Memorial Hall. $100,000 Fire in Lowell
    Fire started at noon yesterday in the Memorial Hall Building, Lowell. A geenral [sic] alarm called out every piece of fire fighting apparatus in the...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Lowell, a oity of Massachusetts and one of the capitals of Middlesex co., is situated on the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Concord, 25 miles...Read MORE...




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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
for the cure of coughs, colds, asthma, croup, bronchitis, whooping-cough, and consumption
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Hood's Sarsaparilla
C. I. Hood Co.
Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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1880s
Allen's Root Beer Extract
Charles E. Carter
Lowell, Mass.

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Hoyt's German Cologne
E. W. Hoyt & Co.
Lowell, Mass.

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Stamped Shawknit on the Toe
Knitted to the Shape of the Human Foot

Shaw Stocking Co., Lowell, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Rubifoam is a cleansing, fragrant, antiseptic, liquid dentifrice, entirely free from grit or acid.

E. W. Hoyt & Co.
Lowell, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898


Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Lowell Depot and Richardson Hotel

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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B. & M. Station, Lowell, Mass.

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  • 1653 - Lowell is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • History of Lowell, Massachusetts


    History of Lowell, Massachusetts / History of towns in United States (www.youtube.com)
  • 1822 - Began as Factory Town
    Lowell set up as factory town

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html
  • 1836 - Lowell is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - LOWELL.
    Inc. as a town, 1822, as a city, 1836.
    Population in 1840, 20,796

    Lowell, originally an Indian settlement called Wamesit, was annexed to... Read MORE...

  • 1846 - February 21 - 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Mass

    historyorb.com
  • 1848 - Lowell
    The city of Lowell is now a part of the land granted for a town, called Wamesit, by the general court to the Pawtucket Indians, once the most... Read MORE...

  • News  1853 - Destructive Fires in Lowell-Merrimack Mill Burnt.
    A slip from the office of the Lowell Vox Populi states that a destructive fire occurred at Mechanics' Mills, in that city on Wednesday night, which... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Lowell
    Lowell, a city and one of the capitals of Essex county, Massachusetts, is situated on the right bank of the Merrimack where it receives the Concord... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN LOWELL.
    A portion of Whipple's Mill, Lowell, was destroyed by fire on Thursday night. The fire broke out in the card room of of Messers. A. & J. Cowley,... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Large Fire and Loss of Life in Lowell, Mass.
    LOWELL, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 21. A fire at Nos. 96 and 98 Merrimack-street, this morning, badly damaged the building, which is owned by JOHN... Read MORE...

  • 1890 Lowell Massachusetts
    LOWELL is a splendid industrial city on the Merrimack River, in the northeasterly section of Middlesex County, 9 miles above Lawrence, and 35 from... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lowell
    Lowell, a city of Massachusetts, and one of the capitals of Middlesex co., is situated on the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Concord, 25 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - SHOPLIFTER CAPTURED
    Lowell, Mass., April 9. - Mary Kershaw, the alleged notorious shoplifted, whose default was announced in Boston about three weeks ago, where she was... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - SERIOUS FIRE IN LOWELL. Merrimack Print Works Damaged to the Extent of $200,000.
    LOWELL, Mass., July 18. - For a long time to-night the Merrimack Print Works here were in danger of complete destruction by a fire which had broken... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - Lowell Loses Memorial Hall. $100,000 Fire in Lowell
    Fire started at noon yesterday in the Memorial Hall Building, Lowell. A geenral [sic] alarm called out every piece of fire fighting apparatus in the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lowell, a oity of Massachusetts and one of the capitals of Middlesex co., is situated on the Merrimac River, at the mouth of the Concord, 25 miles... Read MORE...

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