Special Resource Study
A Fresh Look at the Blackstone River Valley
You may download a PDF version of the Special Resource Study to see what recommendations the National Park Service has made to Congress about establishing a new National Park. You may also make public comments about the Special Resource Study through this link.
Comments may also be submitted via electronic mail or by U.S. Mail by sending them to Ellen Carlson, Project Manager, National Park Service, Northeast Region - Boston Office, 15 State Street, Boston, MA 02109; e-mail us.
The public comment period will be open until August 26, 2011.
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In February, 2008 a group of six scholars came to the Blackstone Valley to review the nationally significant resources of the region and the themes that can be best interpreted here. Each of the scholars then produced a short paper on their views of the region, and how the Blackstone Valley fits into the current scholarship on industrialization in America. To see these papers, click the links below.
Alison Kim Hoagland:
Did You Know?
Children as young as age six were hired to work in the textile mills of the Blackstone River Valley. These adolescent workers were employed by the Lonsdale Company, c. 1912. Photos such as this helped lead to the passage of child labor laws.