Taos council rescinds decision on Kit Carson park

Town residents to weigh in on Taos park name

TAOS, N.M. (AP) – The Taos Town Council has rescinded its earlier decision to rename Kit Carson Memorial Park to Red Willow Park.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the existing park instead will be split into two parts.

The cemetery where Kit Carson is buried will continue to be named after him.

Carson, who died in 1868, was known as a scout and explorer.

Taos Pueblo Gov. Clyde Romero Sr. told the council at a hearing Tuesday that the pueblo elders don’t want the park named Red Willow because that name belongs to the pueblo.

The Taos Pueblo people call themselves the Red Willow People.

A committee consisting of representatives of the pueblo, town government and the public will be formed to come up with a new name for the recreational park area.

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