• The Slater Mill (yellow) and Wilkinson Mill (stone), along the Blacktone River in Pawtucket RI

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

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Releasing trout into the Blackstone River

Volunteer Mike Ferry releases one of the trout he raises in his Woonsocket High School classroom into the Blackstone River.

The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a partnership park, and we are constantly seeking new partners to work with. To learn about some of the ways you can work with the Heritage Corridor, please see one of the links to the right or visit www.blackstonevalleycorridor.org/getinvolved/

Did You Know?

Child mill workers

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.