Disagrees with last Gazette editorial
February 11, 2021
I recently read your opinion piece, “History Under Fire,” in the Feb. 4 edition of the paper and wholeheartedly disagree with your premise.
House Bill 1372 is a bill to replace Marcus Whitman’s statue in the National Statuary Hall collection in Washington D. C. with a statue of another distinguished Washington state citizen, Billy Frank Jr.
Marcus Whitman’s statue would be returned to the state of Washington to be displayed at a future location.
It is not uncommon for states to replace statues in the hall with other statues; after all, our histories consist of many notable charact...