31 Aug '15, 1pm

Want to infuriate Ohio lawmakers? That's easy - just rename Mt. McKinley!

Some midwest lawmakers are outraged by the name change, claiming it insults the mountain’s namesake and the legacy of his home state of Ohio. The peak was originally named after McKinley by a prospector shortly after the election of 1897. McKinley had never visited Alaska , so many residents of that state don’t feel it was ever appropriate to name the tallest peak after him. What most people don’t know, however, is that this decision wasn’t a whim by the president. The state of Alaska has had a standing request to change the mountain’s name since 1975, when then-Governor Jay Hammond appealed to the federal government.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/obamas-mt-mckinley-renaming-as-denal...

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