June 17, 2011

Confederate Lake Calhoun?

Apparently there's a movement afoot in Minnesota to rename Lake Calhoun, on the grounds that it is named for the Confederate politician John Calhoun.

I'm not generally in favor of naming things in favor of Confederates- especially in the North- but come on. The name dates to the 19th century, and no one associates it with John Calhoun. And if they changed the name, everyone would probably just call it Lake Calhoun anyway.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 17, 2011 01:43 PM
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