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Old 12-29-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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im black and dont see a problem with the name
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: PROUD Son of the South in Maryland
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Yall do know that the word negro means black in spanish and is the same as caucasian. The reason its offensive is due to ignorant people using it in a demeaning way and others allowing it to have power. Rename it? I could care less as its a mountain. But then again Im not effected by the false power of the word.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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NO! I'm a negress and I say Negro Mountain is an awesome name. It simply means black mountain. GOD somebody pls stop these idiot politicians! Thanks for bringing their current stupid issue to my attention.

Let me guess...they'd like to name it "African American Mountain." I'm sure the Klan's behind this. Oh lord: en. Lisa Gladden is seeking a commission to study the issue. Obviously there is not enough for those guys to do in our state. I guess I have a few emails to write.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I thought this dumb controversy was dead? They'll never change it (nor should they).
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: north america
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What is so wrong with re-naming this place?
Nothing's wrong with renaming it. Things get renamed all the time.

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Sen. Lisa Gladden is seeking a commission to study the issue. Many historians believe the peak, which crosses into Pennsylvania, is meant to honor a black frontiersman who died defending white settlers from Native Americans. In most accounts, his name is Nemesis.
According to the the senator's quote, the mountain should be named Nemesis mountain. If the name of the mountain was meant to honor the frontiersman and his name was Nemesis, how in the world did they come up with its current name then?
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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cos he was black maybe

Mt. Nemesis would be pretty awesome though.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Nothing's wrong with renaming it. Things get renamed all the time.



According to the the senator's quote, the mountain should be named Nemesis mountain. If the name of the mountain was meant to honor the frontiersman and his name was Nemesis, how in the world did they come up with its current name then?
I vote for Colored Mountain.

If it is good for the NAACP ( National Association for the Advancement of COLORED people), it's good enough for me.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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I don't like painting over our history. After World War I many German-sounding communities in the US adopted anglophone names. High Schools today have largely dropped native mascots deemed offensive. I'd like to think the separation of the name with the perception of a people can gradually occur, so that in time we can overlook a 'Negro Mountain', the 'Washington Redskins' or ND State's 'Fighting Sioux' without harkening to the intense discrimination that had occurred under which those institutions and places were named. They also have intense history in themselves, and remind us that our history was not quite so Disney and washed over.

I'd admit to raising an eyebrow if I saw a sign for 'Negro Mountain', but as an amateur historian I appreciate its source and would hope a hundred years from now generations could still ponder its name and the effect it must have had as people grappled with that.

Mt. Nemesis does sound intimidating, too. Perhaps the mountain deserves two names.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: north america
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If the mountain was named 'negro mountain' because the frontiersman was black, shouldn't the caption under George Washington's name on the dollar bill say, 'whitey? instead of 'george washington'?
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Read back through the thread. They don't know his name was Nemesis, other accounts call him Goliah. The account of his fatal encounter on the mountain allegedly occured in the mid-17th century, the story didn't come make it into print into the mid-late 19th. That is over 100 years as an oral story. I give credit to oral history, I find them a great starting place for local history, but it isn't always accurate.

For instance, the folk story is that "Savage Mountain" was named as such because it is where the Indians lived there and their camp fires could be seen there for generations. Further research showed that it was named after John Savage, the first surveyor to map it.

Sadly, we won't ever know the gentleman's name. Negro Mountain is named in his honor. I repeat, his HONOR, he was respected by his white peers enough to have one of the biggest mountains in the state named after him. Heck, maybe they named it Negro Mountain as a honor to his entire race. We just don't know.
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