9 hours ago
Sunday, June 12, 2011
We spent a good portion of our day at the Boott Cotton Mills. This loom room is SO LOUD! We didn't have time to visit the museum. I loved everything about our day at Lowell. I would not have made a very good bobbin girl.
Ranger Alex is talented: mountain dulcimer, banjo (100 year old banjo, traded for it in London), guitar, and fiddle!
I am drawn to the stories about the textile industry in Lowell, Massachusetts. I've read so many books about this era in our history. This is a boarding house where forty girls would stay in ten bedrooms. A woman would cook for them three times a day. These girls worked hard! Life was so much different here than the world of farming they had known.