Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 5, 2021

Calif. park name rooted in racist history permanently changed

The San Francisco Chronicle reports

The long-contested name of a popular Northern California state park steeped in a violent history has been permanently changed.

Located near the craggy seaside cliffs of Trinidad, Calif., Patrick’s Point State Park is known for its coastal scenery, winding trails shrouded in spruce trees, rocky tide pools that inspired a Nickelodeon cartoon and sandy shores dotted with agate. But a recent press release shared by California State Parks describes how the name of this serene oasis in Humboldt County traces back to Irish homesteader Patrick Beegan, who allegedly stole the land for himself in the mid-1800s and was accused of murdering numerous Native Americans who originally lived there.

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