Lowell, Massachusetts – 1847: President Polk Slept Here

‘Who?’, you may ask.  James Knox Polk, the 11th president of the United States, was, even during his own lifetime, somewhat unknown.  His opponents in the Whig Political Party, said that the 1844 Election’s dark horse victor had emerged from a ‘well-deserved obscurity’.  Informed history now views Polk, who at 49 years old in 1845 […]

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