Re: choosing a community name
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2021 07:08:14 -0700 (PDT)
> On Aug 8, 2021, at 8:26 AM, Fred H Olson <fholson [at]> wrote:

> Minneapolis has recently had a significant name change of a major
> lake. "Lake Calhoun" was named after a slaveowner and pro-slavery US
> Sec of State. It was renamed in 2015-2018 (by various authorities) to
> "Bde Maka Ska" which is Lakota/Dakota meaning Lake White Earth.

Name changes also demarc generations. The airport in Washington DC will always 
be National for those who alive when it was changed to Reagan National.

Sharon Villines, Washington DC

"Give someone a book, they'll read for a day. Teach someone to write a book and 
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