President to create First State National Monument

By Jim Hilgen 4:56am, March 22, 2013 - Updated 10:50am, March 22, 2013
It's not the national park that Delaware has been seeking, but on Monday President Obama will sign a Proclamation creating the First State National Monument in Delaware.

The First State National Monument is similar to national park legislation introduced by Sens. Carper and Coons and Reps. Carney and Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania.

Senator Carper says this is a big step toward the end goal, which is a national park for Delaware.

Governor Markell says the national monument designation will draw more people to discover the stories in our history and landmarks of early settlers here in the First State.

The national monument sites are located in Delaware and Pennsylvania and include the Woodlawn Trustees Property, Old Sheriff's House, Old New Castle Courthouse, New Castle Green and Dover Green.

The lawmakers will continue their efforts at getting a national park for the First State.

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