Comment: This minor official, Bjorn Skogquist, seems to have taken it upon himself to link Anoka to China. Your blog didn't mention there might have been discussion, even protests, because of the recent controversies in China.
"The human rights record in China is one of the worst in the world." Voice of the Martyrs.
"More Christians are in prison or under detention in China than in any other country." See www.persecution.com/chinareport
Then there is the Tibetan tragedy. It's not exactly PC to support China right now.
Comment: The symbolism of Anoka's local little dictator (as he has been called) linking with the largest totalitarian nation on earth seems somewhat ironic and strangely appropriate.
Comment: Is a secret, symbolic garden even compatible with a National Historic Register Site restoration project?
Was material removed?
If so, was it screened for artifacts by someone who knew what to look for?
What about the site plan process with the Planning Commission? Is this an approved use under their site plan? Did they approve this?
Favorite Comment: There is a classic Chinese garden in the historic district of Suzhou, China officially named "Humble Administrator's Garden". The locals also refer to it tongue-in-cheek as "Garden of the Stupid Official".