Kent Syverson letter: Keep name of Sibley State Park
The letter writer criticizes the idea of changing the name of Sibley State Park.
There's a rumor going around that Sibley State Park might be renamed. Really? That park is named in honor of our first governor, Henry Sibley.
According to the park sources, Sibley liked to come to Kandiyohi County to hunt and to fish. He also tried to establish the State Capitol near Kandiyohi, but the State Legislature turned him down.
Such a thing has happened before.
Several years ago, MSP Airport built a second terminal, and it was named after Hubert Humphrey. Later, the main terminal was named after Charles Lindbergh.
Years later, the terminals were renamed Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. What an insult!
It would be just as insulting to rename Sibley State Park. Keep the name as it is. Let's keep on honoring our first governor.