Ohio recently lost a claim to fame: the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley, named after our Ohio-born 25th president. To deal with this slight, we suggest the following Ohio landmarks take on the moniker.
Ohio recently lost a claim to fame: the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley. (Hop on Interstate 70 West, and veer northwest at the Pacific Ocean.) Named after our 25th president-an Ohio native whose accomplishments include removing all things yellow from the White House and being assassinated while wearing his good luck charm (a carnation)-the mountain recently returned to its native name, Denali. To deal with this slight, we suggest the following Ohio landmarks take on the moniker.
1. Given his love for the carnation, Whetstone Park of Roses should become McKinley Park of Roses. A rose is closer to a carnation than Canton (where McKinley lived) is to Denali National Park.
2. After McKinley was shot, he rather selflessly feared for the safety of his assassin, saying, "Don't let [the crowd] hurt him." McKinley was a pious Methodist, and his compassion for others should be recognized by a local hospital. Move over "Riverside," whoever you are. Make way for McKinley Methodist Hospital.
3. McKinley's advisor Mark Hanna helped finance and build support for McKinley's 1895 presidential bid. While it's unclear whether Hanna is related to Columbus Zoo legend Jack Hanna, it is clear it's time for the McKinley Zoo and Aquarium.