Mount McKinley

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Named in 1896-97 after William McKinley, who was at the time a candidate for and who later became 25th President of the United States. The name was officially recognized by the national government in 1917. For more, see Denali.

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Mount McKinley

  1. Former name of Denali.
    • 1897, January 24, W. A. Dickey, "Discoveries in Alaska", The Sun (New York), page 6:
      We named our great peak Mount McKinley, after William McKinley of Ohio, who had been nominated for the Presidency, and that fact was the first news we received on our way out of that wonderful wilderness.