Regarding Michael Rowans letter (Herald, Aug. 12), I, too, am concerned about the topic of a recent Mini Page. I was visiting friends who live in Durango, and on Aug. 14, I was reading The Durango Herald when I came to The Mini Page, which appears to be for small children. The subject was Meet Davy Crockett, and it went on to give detailed information about an American folk hero.
It is a good idea for our children to get information about the world around them, but I wonder if this might be a missionary effort on your part, or have you put out the same information about John C. Fremont, Daniel Boone, and Kit Carson? If the Herald is a Davy Crockett missionary, you should tell everyone up front, or was this just an attempt to jump on the politically correct bandwagon?
Historical revisionism does a disservice to our young readers; what about Crocketts support for anti-American secessionist activities, as well as the extirpation of a crucial native species, the American raccoon?
Now, Im sure that you intend to give every frontiersman in the Durango area a four-page insert to explain their activities to our children. Right!
Jeff La Frenierre