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Hiking with a Dose of History: Chelmsford’s Thanksgiving Forest

With spring finally here, if you are looking for family-friendly (and dog-friendly) hiking trails in the Merrimack Valley, don't overlook Chelmsford's Thanksgiving Forest, sometimes also known as the Thanksgiving Ground Forest.

The Opening of the Chelmsford Mall, 1973 – Remembering Child World and Bradlees

In the early spring of 1973, if you were to drive west along Chelmsford's Route 110, just beyond the Lowell city line, you wouldn't get far before you came across a large clearing outside your driver's side window.  Masses of steel would be shooting skyward, well back on a newly-cleared 12-acre parcel of land. There…Read more The Opening of the Chelmsford Mall, 1973 – Remembering Child World and Bradlees