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NH Town Officially Renames Jew Pond

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Jew Pond will be renamed.

Jew Pond will be renamed.

MONT VERNON, NH (CBS) – The body of water once known as Jew Pond has officially had its name changed.

Last month, residents in the town of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire voted to get rid of what some thought was an offensive name.

According to legend, the locals began calling it “Jew Pond” when two Jewish businessmen bought the property.

Some had insisted the name is just a reflection of the town’s history.

Others said it reflects a painful past. Before those businessmen moved in, Jews were not allowed to visit a hotel on the same property.

Ultimately, the town voted to change the name. Officials chose Carleton Pond as the new name.

The pond is located in Carleton Park.

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