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US Board of Geographic Names Formally Considers Change of Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak or Thunder Peak

The United States Board of Geographic Names formally discussion a motion on April 14, 2016, to rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak or Thunder Peak. The motion to do this was ulitmately withdrawn. Below are the minutes of the … Continue reading

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Petition to Rename Campbell Hill to Mount Sarah Palin

There have been discussions about renaming Rainier, Hood and even Mount Washington in the wake of the Denali renaming. Now a petition is seeking to rename Campbell Hill for the Alaska governor.Sarah Palin.

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Mount McKinley Renamed Denali

President Obama has authorized the renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali. (NY Times)

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WGAL on Proposal to Rename Negro Mountain/Mount Davis to Mount Nemesis

WGAL has a nice story on a proposal to rename the 30 mile long ridge Negro Mountain to Mount Nemesis. The ridge contains Mount Davis in Pennsylvania. The logic is that the mountain should be named for the person who … Continue reading

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Proposal to Rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak

Basil Brave Heart, who describes himself a Lakota elder, has proposed Harney Peak be renamed Black Elk Peak. Brave Heart considers the Harney name offensive because namesake William S. Harney was involved in a the 1855 Battle of Ash Hollow … Continue reading

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Washington Senate Renames Rainier to Mount Seattle Seahawks

The Washington Senate has renamed Rainier “Mount Seattle Seahawks” and changed its park name to “12th Man National Park.” You just knew they couldn’t let a Colorado move go unanswered.

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Renaming of Talkeetna Ranger Station for First McKinley Climber Walter Harper

The renaming of the Talkeetna Ranger station for McKinley first climber Walter Harper awaits President’s Obama’s signature.

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Proposal to Rename Talkeetna Ranger Station for First McKinley Climber Walter Harper

Alaska Senator has introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley to Mount Denail and to rename the Talkeetna Ranger Station for Walter Harper who is the first credited climber of the mountain. Legislation to rename the mountain has been introduced for … Continue reading

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Proposal to rename East Sopris Peak in Colorado “Mount John Denver”

A woman had petitioned to rename East Sopris on Mount Sopris for the singer John Denver in Colorado. Renaming the near 13’er was reportedly opposed by 74 percent of the people in Aspen and Carbondale.

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Democrats Reported Endorsing Renaming Mount Rainier to Ti’ swaq

We can’t find a news report to verify this but Kalvin Satiacum sent us a message about the renaming of Mount Rainier to Ti’ swaq: The resolution to restore the native name to the sacred mountain, has gained incredible momentum … Continue reading

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