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Old 07-01-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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You guys are making a mountain out of a molehill.... :-)
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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You guys are making a mountain out of a molehill.... :-)

Sounds like they're trying to make a Denali out of a McKinley.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Kind of like the state of Wyoming. Wyoming is a Delaware Indian word that means "the big flats". They used it in reference to a valley in Pennsylvania. Some Governor liked the name so he named the western state after the valley in PA. But Wyoming is a place in PA and a word from a PA indian tribe.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I call it McKinley. I too think of the park itself as Denali.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I read this while my wife and I were visiting the park during our vacation. It said that the state has tried to rename Mt Mckinley back to Denali but it cannot be done as long as certain Ohio politicians, where Mckinley was born, continue to block any proposal to change the name.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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At Least MT Mckinley And Denali is not a Russian Name. Question. This Grand Mountain drains it's melted ice & snow to form rivers and filter into underground springs. How Wide Spread "Miles" does this mountain give off fresh water?
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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I called Nissan to complain about their commercial that refers to Mt. McKinely. Get it right or don't call it anything. Your slice is in the fridge warptman.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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A lot of mountains and areas were named by the Indians, just to be renamed by the settlers, yet some do retain their Indian name or a translation of it.

I remember the big ho~ha over this in the 80's.

I call the park Denali, and flip back and forth calling the mountain McKinley or Denali.
Posted from the shores of Gitchi Gummi.
American Indians named Lake Superior Gitchi Gummi.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Posted from the shores of Gitchi Gummi.
American Indians named Lake Superior Gitchi Gummi.
Lake Lucille in Wasilla was renamed by some white dudes in Alaska because of the popularity of Lucille Ball in that particular area. It was originally named Lake Glitchi Gummi by Athabaskan Indians in honor of the first lower/lesser 48er to establish roots in the Mat-Su Valley.

I doubt many Alaskans are aware of that because most Alaskans aren't Alaskans; they're transplants from the lower 48. I'm not, my roots are firmly planted in the most intelligent and diverse country in the world: Poland. That's why I know about the above.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Lake Lucille in Wasilla was renamed by some white dudes in Alaska because of the popularity of Lucille Ball in that particular area. It was originally named Lake Glitchi Gummi by Athabaskan Indians in honor of the first lower/lesser 48er to establish roots in the Mat-Su Valley.

I doubt many Alaskans are aware of that because most Alaskans aren't Alaskans; they're transplants from the lower 48. I'm not, my roots are firmly planted in the most intelligent and diverse country in the world: Poland. That's why I know about the above.
Hey, RedJacket:

We should change the lake's name to "Glitch Lake" in honor of our Glitch in this forum
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