A campaign to rename a Nevada mountain after Ronald Reagan is gathering pace. Why are Americans so fond of naming peaks after their presidents?
The Presidential Range in New Hampshire includes mountains named after John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Dwight Eisenhower, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Franklin Pierce, and George Washington
California, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington each has a Mount Lincoln. Colorado has two
There are Mount Jeffersons in Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Virginia, which also has a Jefferson Mountain
Virginia also has a Mount Jackson and Washington a Mount Adams
Zachary Taylor lent his name to a mountain in New Mexico
Vermont has a Mount Grant
Canada has mountains named after Chester Arthur and Franklin D Roosevelt Mount Eisenhower in Alberta reverted to Castle Mountain, its original name, a decade after his death
Beats me. I didn’t realize that wasn’t normal in other countries.
I did hear that a lot of the New England exploration (New Hampshire, etc) was politically driven for either campaigns or funded by state governments, so maybe that had something to do with it. Also, we’re a young country, so a lot of the peaks were probably climbed only in the last 150 years in the act of exploring the nation, and so had sort of a national pride aspect in the naming. Part of the manifest destiny or whatever. I don’t know, these are just conjectures.
Eh. There are a lot of mountains in North America. If 5% are named after the (supposedly) most important government figure, that doesn’t seem like too much. My issue is that so many things are named after the same Presidents. What city does not have Lincoln and Washington streets? It’s not like those other guys just sat around holding their junk.
One time sexual indiscretion does not really impair Clinton’s image to me. However, it does make me question his decision making ability - if he could use his power and influence to be fellated, he should have chosen an attractive person.
I think during one of the testimonials POTUS stated that his entire fetish was to get a bj from a whitehouse aide, regardless of appearance all that mattered was that the person was the white house intern. Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction…