Congress approves creation of Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

U.S. SEN. JACK REED STANDS on a large map of the Blackstone Valley during a July 2011 event highlighting the effort to designate the Blackstone River Valley corridor as a national park. Congress, on Friday, approved designating the area as a national park. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. JACK REED
U.S. SEN. JACK REED STANDS on a large map of the Blackstone Valley during a July 2011 event highlighting the effort to designate the Blackstone River Valley corridor as a national park. Congress, on Friday, approved designating the area as a national park. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. JACK REED
WOONSOCKET – Rhode Island will soon have the country’s next national park. A project that has been decades in the making, the Blackstone River Valley…

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