Massachusetts Mayors’ Club (Lawrence MA)

mayorsThe library owns one program from 1913.

Mayor Scanlon and the city’s Board of Aldermen hosted the Massachusetts Mayors’ Club.  60 mayors and ex-mayors of Massachusetts cities and their wives and guests arrived on the morning of September 24, 1913 at the train station in South Lawrence.  They were driven to various points of interest in automobiles.  Later in the day dinner was served at the Merrimack Country Club.  The final event of the day before departure was viewing from the Duck Bridge, the operatives leaving the mills for their homes.

This promotional event is viewed by the archivist as a reaction to the labor unrest of 1912 and the fear of subversive elements still active in immigrant populations.

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