ANCHORAGE — North America’s tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Mount Denali, more than a century after the Alaskan peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska.
The White House announced the change Sunday in a symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives. But the plan has politicians in McKinley’s native Ohio looking for ways to block the move. Some answers to common questions about Mount Denali and its name:
Q: WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF THE MOUNTAIN?