Kurt Cobain Honor Rejected
The city's local parks board had recommended the rechristening, but members of the council expressed concern that the memorial would, in their view, glorify Cobain's substance abuse and his suicide. Via the Associated Press, Aberdeen's KXRO radio station reported that the audience at the council meeting reacted to the vote with applause.
As a compromise, the council did approve a plan to name a small strip of property on the Wishkah River "Cobain Landing." Cobain claimed to have often slept under the Young Street Bridge, which crosses the Wishkah, in his youth. Hundreds of fans visit the site each year.
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