[Cdt-l] renaming stuff
bobsartini at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 06:59:21 CDT 2013
I agree. You don't have to erase the old places to honor people.
After JFK was killed many schools, roads, parks, etc were renamed
after him. Remember Cape Kennedy? After a while many places reverted
back to their old names, Cape Canaveral it is today. Sam deserves to
be recognized. Maybe a plaque on the water cache boxes or an
additional plaque at Crazy Cook.
On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM, Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com> wrote:
> There's a big difference between renaming something vs. naming it for
> the first time. We should be really careful about writing-over history,
> even when it seems as trivial as what happened at Crazy Cook 100+ years
> ago. Those were real people who lived & died there... and someone
> thought what happened was dramatic or significant enough to warrant a
> name & a small monument - in the hope that we today would give it some
> regard. I would hope that whatever monuments we make today won't be
> erased in favor of tomorrow's heroes. Instead, each of these things
> ought to spark at least some reflection, some curiosity, some learning
> of history & connection to those who preceded us.
> I'm all for naming things in honor of people who've made contributions -
> large and small. There are plenty of things out there without meaningful
> names, there are plenty more things waiting to be built in someone's
> honor. There's no reason to argue about any of it.
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