Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor


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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Address:1 Depot Sq
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Phone:401-762-0250
Fax:401-762-0530
Web: www.nps.gov/blac/
Established: Established on November 10, 1986.
Location:A corridor of 24 cities and towns between Worcester County in central Massachusetts and Providence County in northern Rhode Island. Route 146 is the main highway running north and south between Providence and Worcester, with major intersections at I-95 and I-295 in Rhode Island. Exit 11 on I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) gives access to Route 122 and visitor information centers in Worcester and Uxbridge.
Special Features:The American Industrial Revolution had its roots here along some 46 miles of river and canals running from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence, Rhode Island. The mills (including Slater Mill), villages, and associated transportation networks in the Blackstone Valley together tell the story of industrialization.

See other parks in Rhode Island.
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The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a unique cultural landscape of industrial history and immigration in the interconnected system of the Blackstone River watershed.
Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor to include Auburn, Massachusetts, and more areas of Providence.
Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor as part of the National Park System,'' he said.
From those entries, judges were able to select a variety of captivating photos that represent places within the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor that the BHC strives to preserve and promote.
Williams, who also spoke for the Blackstone River Coalition and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, congratulated the town for taking on the needed upgrades.
It fulfills the concept that emerged from a 2001 feasibility study funded by Deane Redevelopment, MassDevelopment, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and the Town of Uxbridge.
Charlene Perkins Cutler began work at the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Inc.