Mount McKinley to be Renamed
The battle over the name of the tallest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley, is soon to be over as it will be renamed.
According to NBC New York, President Obama says "he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali."
The mountain was named after former President William McKinley and was kept as a tribute of honor to President McKinley in the wake of his assassination. Over the past 40 years since, there have been several efforts by Alaska politicians change it to Denali. However, politicians from McKinley's home state of Ohio have opposed changing the name."
President Obama is using the authority of the Interior Department to change the name back to Denali.
I knew the mountain was named after the former president but I had no idea there was an ongoing feud over the name. Apparently, for 40 years this has been a sore spot for Alaskans. WOW! Talk about a grudge.
In the scheme of things though it does make sense to change it's name back to Denali. The mountain itself sits in Denali National Park and Preserve and the name means "High One" in the Athabascan.
Amazing that it's taken 40 years to straighten this out. Wow! seems kind of petty. I guess now we can understand why our government and political parties are always squabbling. Hahaha.
Or maybe the lesson here to learn is to be persistent. If you know it's right keep fighting and don't give up.
Hmmm....Something to think about this week.