My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Smokestack or Christmas Tree?

"The smokestack tree contains 5,440 light bulbs over 32 cables anchored to a 102-foot diameter angle ring at the base. The tree is topped with a 19-foot star." See
The tree is located in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Reflection in a nearby mill.

From Wikipedia, "The Wannalancit Mills are an example of

adaptive re-use as they contain offices. Part of the mills

are owned by the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In

2000, the owners of the mill utilized their smokestack for

the city's largest Christmas tree, reaching two hundred and

fifty six feet in height."


Michelle Goodrum said...

Very pretty! That's a great example of a beautification project.

Carol said...

Love it, Merry Christmas Lowell Ma!

Heather Rojo said...

Wonderful! That is so iconic of Lowell. Most of the smokestacks in Manchester and Nashua have been removed, but I'm happy to say that most of the mill buildings are still standing.

Barbara Poole said...

Three very nice comments, thank you all.

Apple said...

This makes me smile :-)

Barbara Poole said...

Apple, this is for you, perhaps another smile in 2012?