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After more than three years of building support in the community and in Congress, President Obama designated Chicago's Pullman Historic Neighborhood as the city’s first national park on February 19, 2015. Thank you to everyone who supported this effort.

Letter of Support


America’s national parks include some of the most beautiful places on Earth, as well as places that honor important parts of our culture and heritage. These special places provide the opportunity to celebrate and learn about our shared past.

Pullman preserves our history and honors uniquely American stories, including the role of railroads in America’s industrial past, the formation of the first African-American labor union, and development of the country’s first model industrial town. Its undisputed historic significance makes Pullman worthy of becoming a national park.

National parks are tremendous economic generators contributing more than $10 billion annually to local economies and supporting more than a quarter million jobs.

We support establishing the Pullman Historic District as Chicago’s first national park.

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