By CBS13 Staff

FOLSOM (CBS13) — California State Parks will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss changing the name of a historic site in Folsom.

For several years, the state has been talking about changing the name of Negro Bar.

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Many consider it offensive while others believe it’s important to keep the name in place to preserve its history.

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Negro Bar State Recreation Area, also known as Negro Bar State Park, was named for African-American gold miners who discovered gold there during the California Gold Rush.-

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This Friday’s meeting will be open to the public.