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The Alaska-Ohio congressional throwdown: Mt. McKinley or Denali?

The Alaska-Ohio congressional throwdown: Mt. McKinley or Denali?

In 1896, as gold standard-embracing William McKinley was running for president of the United States, a visiting gold miner in Alaska began calling a local mountain McKinley. The name stuck. Unfortunately, the mountain already had a name: Denali. A recent move in Congress launched by Alaska's two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, would change the mountain's official name back to Denali , reflecting the national park (renamed in 1980) in which it rises 20,237 feet, and what it is called by many Alaskans and the indigenous tribes that first named it. Well, it would rename the mountain if the measure can overcome...

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