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Proposal to Re-Name Harney Peak

November 16 2014 at 1:08 PM
Steve Gruhn  (Login SteveGruhn)

 
A formal proposal to re-name Harney Peak has been submitted to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. The proposed new name would be Black Elk Peak. Additional information, including where to submit comments on the proposal, is available athttp://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/monthly_minutes.htm (click on 765th meeting and then scroll down to page 2).

 
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Steve Gruhn
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Another Proposal to Rename Harney Peak

November 20 2015, 3:07 PM 

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has released its Quarterly Review List of proposals to name and rename geographic features in the U.S. among the proposals is one to change the name of Harney Peak in South Dakota to Thunder Peak.

http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/quarterly_list.htm (Click on Review List 422 and then scroll down to page 12).

 
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Steve Gruhn
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It's Official

August 15 2016, 9:30 PM 

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted on August 11 to officially rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/08/15/black-elk-peak-answer-many-prayers-basil-brave-heart-165456

 
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Mark Styczynski
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An exciting change

August 17 2016, 9:19 AM 

So cool to see the Feds honoring Native American history with two state highpoint name changes in the last 13 months! Denali, of course, being the other.

 
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