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Sat Nov 26, 2016, 09:17 AM

Alaskans vow pushback if Trump targets mountain's new name

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Among Donald Trump's many promises on his way to the White House was a tweeted vow to change the new name of North America's tallest mountain back to Mount McKinley.

The Obama administration renamed the Alaska peak Denali in a symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives ahead of the president's visit to the state last year.

Alaskans long have informally called the mountain Denali "the great one" in Athabascan. But the federal government recognized the name invoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term. McKinley never set foot in Alaska.

In his tweet, Trump called the name switch a "great insult to Ohio."

But if he indeed moves to undo it, Trump can expect pushback from Alaskans.

Read more: http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/alaskans-vow-pushback-if-trump-targets-mountain-s-new-name/article_9d82b17f-faa8-579b-838d-acd77554c0f9.html

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