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After years of lobbying, U.S. board agrees to change the name of Central Iowa creek


Ames Tribune: A creek that cuts through three Iowa counties — named after a slur used to refer to Indigenous women — officially has a new name. More than a year ago, the Story County Board of Supervisors and the Ames City Council unanimously agreed to recommend changing Squaw Creek, a 42-mile-long tributary of the South Skunk River, to Ioway Creek, but the U.S. Board on Geographic Names had the final say. The change was officially approved on Thursday, according to the board’s action list.

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