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South Dakota Board of Geographic Names Votes Against Renaming Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga (Making of Owls)

The South Dakota Board of Geographic Names has voted 4-1 against renaming Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga (Making of Owls). The Board on May 7 denied a request to rename the mountain Black Elk Peak. Board members noted there was … Continue reading

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South Dakota Board on Geographic Names Considering Proposal to Rename Harney Peak To Black Elk Peak

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is having hearings on whether to recommend that the U.S. rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak. The board is seeking to make the recommendation by July 1. The state Board will take … Continue reading

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Proposal to Rename South Elbert to Mount William & Mary

Professor Ken Kambis of William & Mary is proposing to rename South Elbert to Mount William & Mary. South Elbert, which is 14,134 feet high, does not have a formally recognized name and is not considered one of Colorado’s Fourteeners … Continue reading

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Colorado Governor Formally Proclaims Mount Elbert to Be Called Mount Peyton Manning on Super Bowl Sunday

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has formally renamed Mount Elbert Mount Peyton Manning on Super Bowl. Never mind what’s legal per the formal renaming process. THis is what’s fun. Below is the full declaration:

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McKinley to Denali Name Change Legislation Passes out of Senate Committee

Senate Bill 155 to change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali has was approved by the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Per past instance Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman whose state includes the home of William McKinley … Continue reading

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Feds Veto Mount Reagan Name in Presidentials

The feds have vetoed plan to rename Mount Clay to Mount Reagan in the Presidentials. New Hampshire had supported the changed in 2003. The article notes that in 1913, Mount Clinton, named for DeWitt Clinton, governor was renamed Mount Pierce … Continue reading

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