Slave Rock http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Slavery Behind Nixon Veto Of Effort To Rename Giant Rock http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slavery-behind-nixon-veto-effort-rename-giant-rock <p>Missouri&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that included designating part of Interstate 70 as "Graham's Picnic Rock Highway."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon said in his <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/pdf/2013/sb43veto.pdf">veto message</a> Thursday that the name refers to the Dr. Robert Graham, who owned the farm where the large rock is located.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rock can be seen in the median of Interstate 70 roughly halfway between Columbia and the St. Louis region.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:34:14 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 28143 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slavery Behind Nixon Veto Of Effort To Rename Giant Rock