Delaware to get national monument designation

    The Obama administration says it plans to bestow a National Monument designation to certain sites in Delaware that were part of an effort to establish a National Park in Delaware.

    U.S. Sen. Tom Carper has been working to end Delaware’s status as the only state in the country without a National Park.

    Carper says the National Monument designation is a good step toward the ultimate goal of a National Park for Delaware.

    Officials say President Obama on Monday will sign a proclamation to designate a First State National Monument in Delaware under the Antiquities Act.

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    The sites in the national monument designation include the Woodlawn Trustees property near Wilmington, the Old New Castle Courthouse, the New Castle Green and the Dover Green.

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