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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?

Factory Bell, Lowell, MA

The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.