Skip to comments.Negro Mountain signs 'part of history'
Posted on 11/03/2019 5:19:29 PM PST by Viking2002
CUMBERLAND Kenneth Lloyd wants to buy the Negro Mountain signs, which disappeared from Garrett County roads earlier this year, and install them in his front yard.
Negro Mountain occupies a 30-mile stretch of the Alleghenies from Deep Creek Lake north to the Casselman River in Pennsylvania.
The ridge in Garrett County reaches 3,075 feet at its peak, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, marks the highest point in the state.
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration earlier this year removed four Negro Mountain signs two from Interstate 68 and two from U.S. Alternate Route 40.
Im highly upset, Lloyd, a Philadelphia native who now lives in Grantsville, said of the missing signs.
Thats a part of the history of this country, said Lloyd, who served in the U.S. Marines from 1979 to 1986 and now works as a truck driver. Learn from it.
According to Lora Rakowski, acting director of the state highway agencys office of communications, the removal of the signs cost $212 in staff time.
We know this issue involves an important piece of local history, she said via email. We also know that some people feel the signage was inappropriate.
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Is it now “African-American” Mountain?
Is a name change imminent? Bet it is. What will the new name be???????
North Carolina already has Black Mountain. Should that be banned, too?
Sen.Robert Byrd Mountain
No matter, PC feelings of 2019 supersede the memory of a brave man from 1756.
Black mountains matter
Sounds like the name of a fortified wine...
I bet these snowflakes want the Republic of the Philippines to rename the island of Negros, too!
So the Spanish word for black is now illegal? Don’t tell em what the Arabic word for black is!
I’m not what one may consider a PC type but I had always thought that naming a city, town, county, state or even a mountain was supposed to be either a sign of respect for the named person or at least a historical event occurred.
Before ‘we’ know it, ‘they’ will have banned any and everything that even resembled CSA.
I am wondering how the 8 billion Chinese etal named LEE are going to handle this along with ANYTHING referring to Black will be handled.
Just last week I chastised a Black friend of mine for buying crackers. Join the parade.
Oh, he shares the same last name as the esteemed Gov of VA (grew up in same county Ralph about 4 years older).
Anyway I told my buddy that for Halloween he just had to put on a pair of gloves, hat and go as the Gov in blackface.
HE thought it a good idea....
My recollection is that several years ago some black female State legislator in Annapolis complained about the name of the mountain and wanted it changed, but was unsuccessful in her efforts at that time. Obviously, however, all resistance in the face of her whining has simply collapsed, to the surprise of no one in the People’s Republic of Maryland!
Think what those signs will bring on eBay in 30 years when people realize how dumb their parents generation was.
RenMe it to ‘Liberals Leap’ or ‘Socialist Suicide Point’.
I was afraid of that. Putting one’s idiocy on display is not a good idea. I guess some people think otherwise...
Since when is a bump 2740 feet above sea level a mountain?
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