Edgar Franks, the civic engagement coordinator at Community to Community, stands on the Pickett Bridge in Bellingham, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Franks would like to start a community discussion about changing the name of the bridge. George Pickett was a U.S. Army captain in Bellingham before he became a Confederate general in the Civil War.
Edgar Franks, the civic engagement coordinator at Community to Community, stands on the Pickett Bridge in Bellingham, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Franks would like to start a community discussion about changing the name of the bridge. George Pickett was a U.S. Army captain in Bellingham before he became a Confederate general in the Civil War. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald
Edgar Franks, the civic engagement coordinator at Community to Community, stands on the Pickett Bridge in Bellingham, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Franks would like to start a community discussion about changing the name of the bridge. George Pickett was a U.S. Army captain in Bellingham before he became a Confederate general in the Civil War. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald

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