I joined Richard Howe and fifteen other brave souls this morning to tour the Lowell Cemetery - Dick was the guide. I took some pictures there in 2006 but have learnt more about it since then. Today's tour was informative: Saw the graves of Augustin Thompson, inventor of Moxie, and Charles Herbert Allen, first civilian governor of Puerto Rico and US Congressman. Although I knew Tsongas was buried here, I had never seen his stone before. The location is fantastic: on a bluff overlooking the Concord River Greenway above the sounds of the water rushing over the little dam at the tail of Centennial Island (what is the dam called?) - which it was my full intention to go visit afterwards. However, an electrical storm cut the tour a little short, and not feeling like getting struck by lightening, I went home. I took no pictures, because Marianne did such a great job on yesterday's tour already
I updated the Wikipedia articles above with a few wikilinks (internal links to other pages) that were missing, and added these two people to the list of people buried at Lowell Cemetery, which could use some serious work. Dick told us there are seven US Congressmen buried here, and the Wikipedia article gets no further than three. There has been some great (and often anonymous) updates to Wikipedia articles by Lowellians as of late, and I want to thank the community for doing this work. Wikipedia, while not a great formal resource, is a great resource nevertheless, especially for my interests, and the work is much appreciated.