2019 Lowell S Mint Quarter Rolls - Uncirculated Condition - First Issue of 2018 and 46th issue in the America The Beautiful Series!
The Lowell National Historical Park Quarter is the fifth America The Beautiful release of 2018. The S Mint issue, minted at the San Francisco branch, are available for purchase in rolls of 40 and will ship in plastic quarter tubes.
The reverse shows a young mill girl working a loom in the mills of Lowell, MA. A smoke stack, the Boot Mills Clock Tower, and other mill buildings are seen in the background. Other details of the reverse include the inscriptions “LOWELL,” “MASSACHUSETTS,” “2019” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
The city of Lowell, Massachusetts is known as the Cradle of the American Industrial Revolution for good reason. Lowell revolutionized the textile industry in New England as it was the first large scale manufacturing company town. Thousands of young American farm women and immigrants from Canada, Ireland, and Europe worked and lived within the mill properties. Built along the Merrimack River near Pawtucket Falls, the water provided a source of power for the buildings and the spacious setup allowed for thousands of workers to use power looms, a new type of textile manufacturing machine. These same workers would also eventually help establish labor laws, support abolitionism and the pursuit of education. The park, which spans over 141, acres was not established until June of 1978 when a collaboration of politicians and educational administrators along with the Lowell Historical Society came together behind then Senator Paul Tsongas. Wanting to preserve the city's history and offer education to it's students, community members, and tourists legislation was enacted and a national park was born. The park offers the Boot Cotton Mills Museum, a Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, the Whistler House Museum of Art (formally the home of the mills chief engineers and mechanics), the American Textile History Museum, a Railroad Exhibit, the New England Quilt Museum, Canal and Trolley Tours, and a scenic river walkway/canal-way path.