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Geographic locations change names

 

Last updated 6/23/2022 at 2:05pm

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Squaw Valley, California is one location distancing itself from the word "squaw."

RESTON, Va.-In December, the US Board on Geographic Names voted to re-name Colorado's Squaw Mountain that sits between Evergreen and Idaho Springs off Highway 103, also known as Squaw Pass Road. The federal government has already made changes online and is preparing to change maps and road signs to Mestaa'ėhehe Mountain. (Pronounced Mes-ta-heh.)

The change comes after filings from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe's objections and hearings in the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board.

"It [Getting the name changed] was a grassroots effort. I'm thankful for all of the people that helped us,"...



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