Lucy Lopez

A true worker to tell her view of the Lowell Mill

Lucy Lopez

I am here with the main cotton weaver Lucy Lopez at the Lowell Mill for a brief interview.

Me: So Lucy, who or what made you want to work at the Lowell Mill?
Lucy: My mom said it would be good because I could meet some new people.
Me: What year did you start working at the mill?
Lucy: I guess around 1842. I am not sure though.
Me: How do you like working here at the mill?
Lucy: I like it a lot, the people here are very nice and the clubs are fun but, the working conditions are not that good.
Me: Can you please describe the conditions at the mill?
Lucy: We have to keep the windows closed so the cotton won't blow out which means it is always hot and we breathe in cotton particles and dust.
Me: Why else did you come here, I mean, did you even want to?
Lucy: I did want to come and work here. The other reason I wanted to work here is because I wanted to try something new.
Me: Where did you live?
Lucy: Here in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Me: Well that must be nice, living so close.

Me: Well Ms. Lopez, it was nice of you to talk to me today. Thank you.

Help wanted

Help wanted

Help wanted! Single female farm girls only for cotton weaving. Come to Lowell Mill; no experience necessary. We have fun clubs, dorm rooms and food which are all provided.