Supporters Say Vote Early And Often For Pullman National Monument

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, part of the 1910 iron fence in front of the Pullman railcar administration building in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago where African-American railroad workers won a historic labor agreement.
Part of the 1910 iron fence in front of the Pullman railcar administration building in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, part of the 1910 iron fence in front of the Pullman railcar administration building in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago where African-American railroad workers won a historic labor agreement.
Part of the 1910 iron fence in front of the Pullman railcar administration building in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Supporters Say Vote Early And Often For Pullman National Monument

A National Park Service contest has Pullman National Monument up against the likes of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite for a prize worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

People can cast online ballots at voteyourpark.org through Tuesday July 5th. The top six vote getters will get $250,000 each. 

The Historic Pullman Foundation says if they win, the money will go towards masonry work on the iconic clock tower and for the construction of a visitor’s center. 

People can vote once every 24 hours.

Yolanda Perdomo is a WBEZ reporter. Follow her @yolandanews