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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...

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