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June 21, 2018

Slater Mill reacts to -recent park designation – News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

PAWTUCKET, R.I. –

The leadership of the Old Slater Mill Association reacted to the news that Congress had passed the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act, creating a new National Park with Slater Mill as its cornerstone.

“Each moment in the history of Slater Mill has been a step toward this milestone,” said Lori Urso, Executive Director of the Old Slater Mill Association.

Introduced by U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Old Slater Mill is the first of seven features specified in the act for inclusion.

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Slater Mill reacts to -recent park designation – News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

Congress mulls Blackstone Valley historical park plan

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The Associated Press

A plan to establish a national historical park in the Blackstone Valley is going before Congress.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has been pushing the plan for a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park for years. The Rhode Island Democrat’s office said Wednesday the plan was due for votes in the House and Senate by next week as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The plan would put a new national historical park along the river, which includes several old mill towns and buildings including the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, the first successful cotton-spinning factory in the United States.

The area is already home to the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, which links 24 communities along the Blackstone River from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence.

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Congress mulls Blackstone Valley historical park plan

Congress mulls Blackstone historical park plan – News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A plan to establish a national historical park in the Blackstone Valley is going before Congress.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has been pushing the plan for a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park for years. The Rhode Island Democrat’s office said Wednesday the plan was due for votes in the House and Senate by next week as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The plan would put a new national historical park along the river, which includes several old mill towns and buildings including the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, the first successful cotton-spinning factory in the United States.

The area is already home to the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, which links 24 communities along the Blackstone River from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence.

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