The Plantation Country Club in Garden City has cast aside its only link to slavery and is now known as The River Club.
“Looking to the future of this great club and what it means to members and the community, the element we kept coming back to was the river,” Will Gustafson, CEO of owner Glass Creek LLC, said in a news release Thursday. “The Boise River is the lifeblood for this community. It was obvious that our club’s future had to pay respect to the river.”
The club announced in June, amid nationwide protests of police violence against Black people, that it was seeking a new name. In the U.S., the word plantation is associated with large farms built in the past on the backs of slave labor.
In August, the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise removed a stained glass window installed in 1960 that contained the image