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National Parks Second Century Commission Releases Report

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Date: September 25, 2009

The National Parks Second Century Commission released their findings in a report on Thursday, September 24, 2009.  The Commission examined the National Parks today and the report presents a vision for the next 100 years.

The report includes references and findings from their visit to Lowell National Historical Park, one of five "exemplar" parks the Commission visited during their year long project.

The report and more information about the Commission are available at http://www.npca.org/commission.

Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.