Pioneer History by Richard C. Schmal

(from the May 28, 2002, Lowell Tribune, page 13)

At the age of 79, in 1900, Melvin A. Halsted wrote about his adventurous life as a builder, founder of the Town of Lowell, railroad builder and school benefactor. His story in his own words will appear in three monthly installments this summer as Lowell prepares to celebrate its sesquicentennial.

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Part two of "The Autobiography of Melvin Halsted" will appear in June -- the story of Mr. Halsted's long and exciting return trip from California.

Last updated on October 19, 2005.

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