Message #340:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Name Changes for Arizona's Historical Places
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 96 14:35:00 MST
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The next time a person or public entity mentions changing a placename in 
Arizona because it is offensive (e.g., Squaw Peak; etc), they should be 
reminded that there is a state statute whic addresses the issue:

http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/41/835.htm

ARS 41-835 : Perpetuation of historical names
It is declared the public policy of the state that natural or artificial 
objects, places or things continue to be known by the names they now bear, 
as determined by the state geographic and historic names board, so that the 
historical record of the state may be protected and preserved.