The Merrimack River seen from Moody Street Bridge

‘The town is Galloway. The Merrimack River, broad and placid, flows down to it from the New Hampshire hills, broken at the falls to make frothy havoc on the rocks, foaming on over ancient stone … (The opening lines of ‘The Town And The City’, Galloway is the name Jack Kerouac gave to his hometown Lowell in the novel)

The Merrimack River

From Textile Memorial Bridge, Lowell, MA

Textile Memorial Bridge was named Moody Street Bridge in Kerouac’s youth and his books

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