What's the harm?

Published: Sunday, May. 18, 2014 - 11:05 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 20, 2014 - 8:58 am

Re "Racism claim dooms bid to honor Mark Twain in NV" (Nation/World, May 18): I agree that the Washoe tribe has every right to oppose the bid. If Twain had said those things about me I wouldn't want a part of my home named after him.

On the other hand, I don't understand why they would oppose it. If someone of such a reputation had loved Lake Tahoe so much and described its beauty in his writings, why not put aside his feelings of the people and appreciate his love for the land? I understand there would still be hard feelings. They both love the land, though. It couldn't do any harm to name a cove after an admirer.

-- Joseph Faull, Stockton

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