Logical step...
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I am disappointed with the Grand County Council’s ruling regarding Negro Bill Canyon.

As we all know, this was not the canyon’s original name. When it was updated many years ago to reflect a more sensitive reality, there were no negative repercussions to the “historical fabric” of Grand County as far as I am aware. To update the name once again seems to me a logical step.

As Grandstaff Canyon, this beautiful spot would continue to be named after the same pioneer settler. I fail to see how any history would be “lost” as a result.

I commend Louis Williams for his extensive research, and agree completely that we as a community can, and should, be both historically accurate and racially sensitive.

—Jenna Woodbury

Moab

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