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“Ho Hum”
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Ranked #6 of 10 things to do in Lawrence
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Just an old dam that stops the flow of water down the Merrimack River. It's used to make hydro power. No place to park other than on a side street. Not worth your visit.

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

The constant construction work and no parking. There is no historical marker and so much history to share! Shame on Lawrence for not promoting its history!

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Lawrence is a very interesting city with a very interesting history. In particular, I encourage visitors to study the famous 1912 textile workers strike. Women workers, from a great variety of ethnic groups, took charge of the strike and - surprise - they won a notable victory.... In labor legends, this became known as 'the Bread and Roses strike."

Unfortunately, Lawrence does very little to tell its story to visitors. Lowell, a textile town that's nearby, is far more successful in presenting itself to tourists. Lowell protects its historic sites. Still, visit Lawrence, if you're interested in industrial history. History buffs only, for the moment. Casual visitors won't find very much in Lawrence.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Built by Cork Irish before the Civil War, this dam is responsible for the existence of the City of Lawrence. It may be the larget all stone dam anywhere. Just imagining the coffer dams, the lack of huge machinery, the lack of computers for design, etc, is mind boggling.

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