FOLSOM (CBS13) — A park in Folsom will at least be temporarily getting a new name after years of controversy.
The Negro Bar Recreation Area sits on a historical bend in the American River where a black township was located during the Gold Rush days.READ MORE: Sacramento Metro Fire Ramps Up Fire Resources For Fourth Of July Weekend
For years, there have been efforts to rename the park.READ MORE: 'We're Sick Of The Number 22': Local Veterans Launch Nonprofit In Roseville To Help Other Veterans In Need
On Friday, the California State Park and Recreation Commission voted 7-0 on a motion to temporarily change the name to Black Miners Bar.MORE NEWS: 3 Homes Among Structures Destroyed By Fire In Olivehurst
Historians at the California African American Museum are now being asked to take the next year to conduct more research on the area and come up with other name ideas that reflect the site’s cultural heritage.