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Compromise: Change name of highest point of Hawaii to "Mt. McKinley"

September 6 2001 at 11:20 AM
Ken Akerman  (no login)

Response to Anchorage Daily News Editorial Supporting Renaming


> Under President McKinley, the United States took possession of Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines,
> Puerto Rico and part of Samoa. But it's overreaching to stake a claim for his name at the summit
> of North America. Whatever McKinley's place in history, his name is out of place on Denali.

As a compromise, to better reflect President McKinley's historical influence on the expansion of the USA, we could officially rename Mt. McKinley to Denali, and then change the name of Hawaii's highest point, Mauna Kea, to Mt. Kinley. However, I believe that this proposal wouldn't go over very well with the Hawaiians.

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