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Report backs Slater Mill as national park

July 19, 2011

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A National Park Service report issued yesterday supports making the Old Slater Mill and nearby mill towns in Rhode Island and Massachusetts a national historic park. The designation for the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor would enhance the historic landmark’s standing, while making it eligible for consistent federal funding. The Slater Mill was America’s first successful textile mill and helped usher in the country’s industrial revolution. Congress has the final say on whether to make the area a national historic park. (AP)