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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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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?

Francis Gate/Guard Locks, Lowell, MA

There are 5.6 miles of canals at Lowell National Historical Park. The canals channeled the Merrimack River's 32 foot drop to Lowell's mills providing power for the mill machinery.