The Grand Fires of 1904 – Lowell, Massachusetts and Fire’s Constant Threat

Fire was a danger never far from the minds of our ancestors at the turn of the last century.  In 1904, Lowell, Massachusetts, then a manufacturing city of 95,000 residents and the 39th largest city in the United States¹, suffered a record-setting year in terms of fires, alarms, and losses suffered.  Before the year would…Read more The Grand Fires of 1904 – Lowell, Massachusetts and Fire’s Constant Threat