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Lowell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Worker

 
 
The Worker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 8, 2007
1. The Worker Marker
Inscription. In 1821 Hugh Commisky led a band of laborers on a trek from Charlestown to Lowell. With muscle and sweat they dredged canals in the soil of rugged farmland. As others joined in their toil a complex waterpower system evolved, creating a new era of textile production. When one generation had endured and the clamor of manufacturing increased, immigrants came by the thousands seeking labor and a better life. This fountain celebrated workers and their contributions to industrial and human heritage.
 
Erected by Lowell Heritage State Park and Lowell National Historical Park.
 
Location. 42° 38.692′ N, 71° 18.773′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Kirk Street near French Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merrimack St. Depot ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Street of Lighting ( about 300 feet away); Welcome to Lowell National Historical Park ( about 400 feet away); Homage to Women ( about 400 feet away); Steam Railroads In New England ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
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Marker, sculpture, and fountain on Kirk Street image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 8, 2007
2. Marker, sculpture, and fountain on Kirk Street
“The Worker” by Elliot Schwartz (1851– ) Bronze figure of canal builder moving huge blocks of granite by using an iron pole as a lever is 5" 6' high. The sculpture was sponsored by the Department of Environmental Management and the Lowell Heritage State Park.
Close-Up of The Worker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 8, 2007
3. Close-Up of The Worker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,351 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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