N-word Hill, Calif.

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Sat May 7 21:14:12 UTC 2011

On 5/7/2011 8:17 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> http://www.newser.com/article/d9n1hri82/in-calif-graves-relocated-from-a-gold-rush-town-named-negro-hill-still-carry-slur.html
> A GB check shows that the town was referred to almost from the beginning as
> both "Negro Hill" and "Nigger Hill," though "Negro Hill" does seem to have
> primacy.

I've heard Coon Rapids, Minnesota referred to as "Colored Gentleman
Rapids."  I don't know if that was the speaker's coinage, or something
more common.

Dan Goodman
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