John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is one step closer…

Senator Kerry has an editorial in the Milford Daily News about the bill he just filed along with Senators Brown and Whitehouse to establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.

The Blackstone River Valley is the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Its currents powered Slater Mill, the nation’s first water-powered cotton-textile factory, inspiring a farm-to-factory revolution that took root in New England and spread across the continent, transforming America into the industrial giant of the world. And it’s a place where people still cherish living in the company-built houses their ancestors lived in a century ago.

But these iconic sites are more than just our history – they’re a centerpiece of the region’s economic future if we make smart decisions today.

As usual, it was Massachusetts leading the nation to a brighter future with greater prosperity! We should all be proud of our heritage here in the state that dares to call itself the “Spirit of America”, and we should call both of our Senators to express our gratitude.

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