Lowell,MA is the fourth largest city in the entire state of Massachusetts, and also one of the most historic cities in the nation. Founded in 1820 as an industrial center; by 1850 it was the largest Industrial Complex in the United States and to this day is considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Lowell,MA was in an economic boom all the way up until World War I. Then in the 1920s, businesses started to relocate and when The Great Depression hit Lowell,MA was greatly effected.World War II helped the economic situation when many of the textile factories were converted to produce parachutes and other essential materials for the war effort. Lowell,MA was a poor city until the 1970s, when a large influx of Cambodian Immigrants moved into Lowell,MA. A focus was then placed on improving Lowell,MA culturally by preserving some of the historic buildings in Lowell,MA.
Some large companies have started in Lowell,MA and their are many museums to visit and learn about the history of Lowell,MA. To find some of these museums and cultural landmarks you can use the Lowell,MA yellow pages of check out a local Lowell,MA business directory. Lowell,MA is also home to the largest folk music festival in the United States. There are many live performances available in the city as well.There are four public libraries in Lowell,MA. The oldest library was established in 1844 in the early years of the town's existence.Demographically speaking, Lowell,MA is sixty-eight percent Caucasian, sixteen percent is Asian American,sixteen percent is Latino, four percent is African American, and the last 10 percent are of other races. Lowell,MA also has the second highest Cambodian population in the United States. It is estimated that somewhere between ten and forty thousand Cambodians live in Lowell,MA.Lowell,MA is a town with a long history and is uniquely American. The townspeople are hardworking and have a rich history, yet the town continues to adapt and evolve. It is a working class town that is making a shift to more cultural attractions as its main source of income. Literary buffs visit the city because it was beat icon Jack Kerouac's hometown. It is a historic city that should be considered an American treasure.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan