Del.'s park plan moving forward

Delaware is getting closer to getting its first national park.

The state's Congression delegation on Thursday introduced the First State National Historical Park Act of 2013.

Senator Carper says the proposed park would tell the story of Delaware's early settlements and the state's role in helping to launch America.

Senator Coons says the park would honor Delaware's historical achievements - educating Delawareans and visitors alike.

Congressman Carney says the proposed park would tell the story of Delaware's role in founding the United States. It would also celebrate Delaware's early American Dutch, Swedish and English settlements.

The measure isn't much different than similar measures introduced in previous years, although it does add the Woodlawn Trustees property on the Delaware-Pennsylvania border to the list of sites which could be included in the park.

Other sites under consideration are the old New Castle courthouse, the New Castle Green, the Dover Green,Old Swedes Church and the John Dickinson Plantation.

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