City of Ridgefield wants Jefferson Davis highway marker removed

Jefferson Davis Park near Ridgefield (KATU News photo)

The City of Ridgefield is asking the Clark County Historic Register to remove the Historic Highway marker for Jefferson Davis Park.

The park, which includes a confederate flag, has been located off Interstate 5 near Ridgefield for nearly 10 years.

The city wrote a letter to the Historic Preservation Commissioners saying there's no historic or current connection between Ridgefield and the Confederacy.

Ridgefield officials say they're pulled into national debates about confederate monuments and flags because of the park.

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