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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BlackstoneVal
N 42° 05.633 W 071° 37.430
19T E 283012 N 4663531
Quick Description: River Bend Farm Visitor Center, Uxbridge, MA Daily 10AM to 4PM
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2005 1:03:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM1YJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 66

Long Description:
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The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a special type of national park. It is a region of nearly 400,000 acres located within Worcester County in central Massachusetts and Providence County in northern Rhode Island. The National Corridor was designated by an Act of Congress on November 10, 1986 to preserve and interpret for present and future generations the unique and significant value of the Blackstone Valley. It includes cities, towns, villages and almost one million people. The Federal government does not own or manage any of the land or resources in the corridor as it does in the more traditional national parks. Instead the National Park Service, two state governments, dozens of local municipalities, businesses, nonprofit historical and environmental organizations, educational institutions, many private citizens, and a unifying commission all work together in partnerships to protect the Valley's special identity and prepare for its future.

This Cancellation stamp is located at the River Bend Farm, one of four Visitor Centers within the corridor. It is part of the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park and managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation in partnership with the Corridor Commission.

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Address:
Blackstone Heritage Park
287 Oak Street
Uxbridge, MA USA
01569


NPS Web Page for this Station: Not listed

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