Hard to believe, but Google Maps has the wrong name for the little patch of woods here on the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee campus. They are the Downer Woods, named in honor of Jason Downer (1813 – 1883). Mr. Downer moved to Milwaukee to work as an editor at the Milwaukee Sentinel for $8.00 a day. His time there was limited. According to the Milwaukee Sunday Telegraph, the newspaper business “did not suit him, and he did not suit the business.”
Some time after leaving editorship, Mr. Downer became a judge, and served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Downer was also “a strong advocate of educational opportunities for women,” and upon his death in 1883, he left the Wisconsin Female College a sizable fortune of $80,000. This put the college on a much firmer footing, financially speaking.
Anyway, the woods is called Downer Woods, not “Donner Woods” as Google shows it to be.
But seriously. How do we tell Google to correct itself?