Our View: It's Denali

Anchorage Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2013 

If you look at any picture of the mountain also known as McKinley, it's clear that the right name is Denali, the "Great One."

Like Sen. Lisa Murkowski and other Alaska lawmakers before here, we have nothing against President William McKinley, an Ohioan felled by an assassin, or against his memory. But his name doesn't belong on this mountain. The tallest mountain in North America was well named by some of the oldest residents of North America long ago.

We'd bet most Alaskans -- and most of the climbers who have tried the mountain -- would call it Denali.

Good luck, senator.

 

BOTTOM LINE: Denali, no doubt.

 

 

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service