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.

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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.
Cutler said she wanted to connect people with the river, with the landscape and with the 24 communities in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
Since 1986, National Park Service rangers and managers have worked with the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission to tell the region's story of farms to factories, to mass production, innovation and workers' lives.
Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor will once again be offering Thursday Night Walkabouts this summer.
Chaffee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, which could lead to planning combined trails in Leicester and Millbury or in Oxford and Charlton in the abutting Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor.
Local water quality and environmental advocates and professors from Clark University also spoke, and Donna Williams, chairwoman of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, said that taking care of the water at the Blackstone's headwaters helps keep the quality high all the way down the river.
Michael Cassidy, interim administrative coordinator for the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, announced Thursday Mr.
Chaffee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor will talk about "The Fragile Physical History of the Blackstone Valley and Climate Change,'' 7 p.
Many National Parks, including the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, offer visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service as junior rangers.