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A federal board voted Thursday to rename Negro Bill Canyon in southern Utah, saying the original race-based moniker was offensive and citing local support for changing it. It will now be called Grandstaff Canyon. The Grand County Council requested the change to honor William Grandstaff, a black man who ran cattle in the area just north of Moab, by using his real name instead of the pejorative term that had been the canyon's name in recent years. The canyon's name once included the far more derogatory n-word. "His name was Grandstaff; it was not Negro Bill," said Wendi-Starr...
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