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.

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