Tag Archives: California Office of Historic Preservation

Plaque re-wording made simple, but of course there’s a complication

Plaque re-wording made simple, but of course there’s a complication

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The plaque designating Arcata’s Jacoby Building as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 783 was removed from its 55-year station at Eighth and H streets on March 6 because of its misleading and offensive wording trivializing the ruthless conquest of the indigenous Wiyot People as “Indian troubles.” The

Will his feet of clay make McKinley go away?

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whether the recent rise in opposition to the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza is another periodic surge limited to activists or holds wide appeal throughout town is not yet clear. But advocacy for the bronze man’s removal is being voiced in multiple venues, from the

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