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Delaware Sites Become National Monuments


DOVER, Del.- Each year 2 million people visit Kent County, and soon it could be more.

"This will go a long way in putting us on the map, so to speak," said Cindy Small with Kent County Tourism.

The historic Green in Dover has been designated a national monument by President Obama. There will be a plaque designating the area and Small hopes more visitors.

"I don't think it'll be to the point where you will go down to the green and there will be thousands of people standing there," she said. "I think it will be more of a gentle visitation."

Some think the monument designation will let Delaware shine.

"Even though this is a small state, this is our state's capital, it's just good representation overall," George Handy said.

Chelsea Coldiron works on the Green, she gives historic tours and is excited about the designation.

"Hopefully when they come here and visits all of the sites around the green, they'll start to get a better understanding of it's importance to our history," she said.

The national monument is Delaware's first inclusion in the national park system.

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