The Worker


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.

On Kirk Street, Lowell, (On the right when traveling north)
Lowell Heritage State Park and Lowell National Historical Park
Official (Historical Marker Database)
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