- Aug 16, 2015
The question becomes is removing Davis' name from the park a "loss of history"? I suppose that those of us who have fond memories of visits to the park feel it is a loss of our history. But in the larger scope, history has not changed.I do love how you merely shrug your shoulders at the loss of history around us, regardless if it is history you agree with or not, it is still a part of this nation's history.
From a historical perspective, an argument can certainly be made that a more appropriate person to name the park after would be Major General Benjamin Butler. Although I have often been critical of his military record, his action in welcoming runaway slaves there in 1861 was a truly historic event with long-reaching consequences.