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Negro Creek Debate Rages On

Posted by wlpo on January 20, 2012

The debate over renaming Negro Creek is picking up steam.

In just 24 hours, a Facebook page called “Leave Negro Creek Alone” had 140 members.  The page is in response to a different Facebook page called “Lets Rename Negro Creek” which has over 180 members but has been up far longer.

Phillip Mol of DePue is pushing to change the name because of its racial meaning.  Some locals say the name is just part of that area’s history and shouldn’t be changed.

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