Tag Archives: President William McKinley

City of Arcata intern research on George Zehndner, commissioner of the McKinley statue

City of Arcata intern research on George Zehndner, commissioner of the McKinley statue

George Zehndner and Local Genocide in Humboldt County   By Steven Munoz and Paul Hilton Humboldt State University research interns with The City of Arcata George Zehndner, an early settler of Arcata, commissioned the statue of the late President McKinley for the City of Arcata.  What do we know about Zehndner?  George Zehndner was born

Letters to the Editor, September 19, 2018: This land is everyone’s land

Yes on Measure M My name is Lisa (Lytle) Morehouse. Arcata has always been home; it holds my roots. My family moved to Arcata in 1968 and I have lived here 50 years. I grew up poor in a trailer park in town. I bore my children here; my father died here. I have volunteered

Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2018

Judging historical figures by modern standards No one is born a bigot. Prejudice is not an inherited trait. But the environment one grows up in can obviously have a huge impact on how one sees people of different faiths, races and ethnicities. It is perhaps instructive to note that William McKinley grew up in a

Will Mack Town ditch McKinley & change name?

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – While Arcata has spent a good part of the year quarreling over the legacy of President William McKinley and his bronze statue on the Plaza, McKinleyville has been mostly mum regarding its namesake. But at a May 30 meeting of the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC), resident Linda

UPDATED: Petition to keep McKinley statue submitted for ballot placement

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A petition which would overturn the City Council’s decision to remove the statue of President William McKinley from the Plaza has been submitted to the City of Arcata. It is being processed by Arcata’s city attorney, who has 15 calendar days to create a title and summary

McKinley finding few friends as removal push gathers force

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The strips of suggestion-hungry butcher paper on the walls of the D Street Neighborhood Center may as well have been invisible, as they were entirely ignored at the Dec. 4 City Council Study Session on Arcata’s William McKinley statue and the historical plaque across from Jacoby’s Storehouse.

Letters to the Editor: Thoughts on McKinley, Trump and other pressing matters

Leave McKinley alone I have watched the statue of William McKinley be trashed and mocked for no good reason and for years on end. McKinley became President in an era when Irish workers were greeted with signs  saying “No Irish Need Apply.”  Thank you for noticing that he deserves better. Julie Timmons Eureka A slice

Rambling Jack: On the Ku Klux Klan, the scourge of racism and removing statues

Despite the rumors, there is no evidence that the Ku Klux Klan is operating in McKinleyville. This was confirmed recently by Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal (Union, Aug. 9). It’s also worth pointing out that the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, has no information indicating that the KKK operates

Rambling Jack: So many problems with that plaque

Putting a plaque next to Arcata’s statue of President William McKinley to commemorate the Armenian Genocide makes about as much sense as using the Plaza’s Woman’s Christian Temperance Union drinking fountain to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One thing has nothing to do with the other. McKinley had nothing to do with

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