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PostSat Sep 26, 2015 4:21 pm 
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Opinion: "Renaming Coon Lake would right a historical wrong"
http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/renaming-coon-lake-would-right-a-historical-wrong/
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PostSun Sep 27, 2015 9:24 am 
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Interesting story of how a private citizen effected change, at least at the state level.  The proposed name change seems more than reasonable.  There must be more to the story.  The Federal government is generally the leader in advancing equal rights so this seems strange.  The article ultimately fails in that it leaves obvious questions unanswered.
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PostSun Sep 27, 2015 2:50 pm 
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I think that this is a better article. http://crosscut.com/2015/09/racism-and-the-public-lands-the-case-of-coon-lake/
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PostSun Sep 27, 2015 4:57 pm 
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So the issue is not just the current/former name, but also the proposed future name.  The State rejected a compromise offer.
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PostSun Sep 27, 2015 5:20 pm 
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Here is some local history per the name. This location is now Yings take-out in Seattle. I post this for some of you who may not understand what this fuss is about.
http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9191

Coon Chicken Inn Ad
Coon Chicken Inn Ad
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PostSun Sep 27, 2015 5:40 pm 
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That's repulsive.
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PostMon Sep 28, 2015 5:14 am 
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Occupy Howard Lake.
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PostMon Sep 28, 2015 5:49 am 
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Loved the linked article about the restaurant.  Amazing look at our city history.

I loved the Peking House which occupied this property in the 80s.  Now I know the rest of the story.  I know the area north of the canal had housing covenants and even rules about people of color being on the street after dark.

The renaming of the lake is great and it would be an excellent way of defining the diverse character of our state history.  So many interesting stories so lost on many modern day citizens
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PostMon Sep 28, 2015 5:10 pm 
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Past time to correct this.
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PostMon Sep 28, 2015 7:23 pm 
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Pyrites wrote:
Past time to correct this.


Would he correct it if he knew about it?
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PostWed Sep 30, 2015 8:33 pm 
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What next? Blackjack Ridge, Beaner Lake?
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I find Cracker Lake in GNP very offensive.

Cracker Barrel too.
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Some local debate here locally about "squaw".
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Squaw
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1. Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian woman, especially a wife.
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1. (offensive) a White or other non-American-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman.
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