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America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Nominations Wanted

February 21, 2009 (6:09 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- In a successor to the 50 States Quarters Program, the U.S. Mint, in a nationwide program, has asked Governor Patrick to select one preferred and three alternate Massachusetts national sites to be featured on the reverse of a quarter. Beginning in 2010, the Mint will release five new quarter designs annually based on the order in which the selected sites gained federal designation.

Governor Deval Patrick is calling on the people of Massachusetts to help with this decision. “Our Commonwealth has many great parks and historically significant sites,” said Governor Patrick. “It will be fun to let everybody help choose the one to submit.”

What Sites are Included? The sites for Massachusetts can include federally-recognized national parks or other national sites in the Commonwealth, including those appearing on the National Register of Historic Places, National Wildlife Refuges, and National Forests.

Framingham sites among those that qualify!

Governor Patrick has had a website created with additional information and where you can vote. While there is a list on the webpage with the more likely and well-known sites, there is a link to a list of historic places that includes several in Framingham. So, you could show your hometown support by voting for a Framingham site.

How to Vote: Go to the website via the link below and select one of the sites, or call the number below if you want to nominate a Framingham site because they don't have buttons to check off.

The voting is now open. Please note that you can only submit one site at a time, but you can vote as often as you would like until 5:00 p.m. February 26, 2009. If your preferred site does not appear on the list on the website, you can still vote for it by calling 1-800-227-MASS [6277].  For more info, visit:


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