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Jewell: Denali name change is final

...inside the park that could be dedicated to McKinley.McKinley had just earned the Republican nomination for president in 1896 when a gold miner claimed the mountain's "discovery" and named it in honor of the candidate. The mountain stands as...
From Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

...disappeared. Q: HOW DID IT GET THE NAME MOUNT MCKINLEY?A: A prospector known as William A. Dickey named the mountain in 1896. The park service website notes Dickey's account that he named the peak "after William McKinley of Ohio, who had been...
Denali's name restored

...president assassinated at the start of the 20th century. McKinley had just earned the Republican nomination for president in 1896 when a gold miner claimed the mountain's "discovery" and named it in honor of the candidate.That the mountain already...
Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...have informally used for centuries. The name means "the high one" in Athabascan.The peak was named Mount McKinley in 1896 by a prospector exploring mountains in central Alaska, the White House said. Upon hearing the news that McKinley was...
Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

...publicity in an era when social media can spread bad news in an instant.The Sons of Confederate Veterans were founded in 1896 as a way to honor ancestors who fought for the South, placing historically accurate Confederate flags on Southern soldiers...
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The story of William Moore and his gold fever

...Interior asking for a contract to build a road through White Pass, but again his request was ignored.When Moore turned 74 in 1896, he won a contract to deliver mail on a 600-mile route from Juneau to Forty Mile, Yukon. On one of his trips he met...
Empire Editorial: A striped pig may visit Juneau on Feb. 24

They called it a brick sandwich.In 1896, New York State enacted the Raines Law to tax and control the retail liquor trade. Among its provisions, it banned saloons from...
Eagle and Raven totem poles to be raised Monday

...killer whale's tail, a shark and an eagle. The Raven pole, a copy of a totem from Wrangell carved by William Ukas in 1896, shows Lady Luck holding a baby, a dog fish, a human holding a tinaa (copper shield) riding the dog fish, and a raven...
Corbus' $48M donation makes huge impact

...Resources Company, and Spokane-based Avista Utilities comes to fruition. Juneau's local energy company was founded in 1896 as a partnership, with John Parker Corbus and Adam William Corbus as two of the founding partners. The sale comes after...
Jacques Rogge to meet with wrestling leader

...decision against a sport which dates back to the ancient Olympics and has been featured since the inaugural modern games in 1896.Rogge said Wednesday he has been contacted by Raphael Martinetti, the Swiss president of international wrestling federation...


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