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Home arrowNews arrowBlackstone River Valley Presents 24 Preserve America Community Applications to the ACHP
Blackstone River Valley Presents 24 Preserve America Community Applications to the ACHP

Feb. 10, 2004, Washington, DC—The Preserve America Community designations program received a welcome boost today when a delegation from the Blackstone River Valley in Massachusetts and Rhode Island presented 24 community applications in a group to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

Blackstone River Valley representatives present Preserve America Community applications to ACHP executive director.Taking part in the event at the ACHP's Washington, DC, office were, from left:
Michael Creasey, National Park Service, Executive Director, John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor; John Fowler, Executive Director, ACHP; Robert Billington, Chairman-President, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council; Louise Redding, Chair, Blackstone Valley Institute Sub-Committee; Michael Cassidy, Treasurer, City of Pawtucket, Director of Planning and Redevelopment; Donna Williams, Secretary and Chair, American Heritage Rivers Sub-Committee.

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Updated February 13, 2004

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