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Cabinet Secretaries Say Don't Change Harney Peak Name
June 14, 2015

Cabinet Secretaries Say Don't Change Harney Peak Name

Two members of Gov. Daugaard's cabinet have submitted letters to the state Board of Geographic Names recommending that they not change Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga, which is the popular choice for a name change currently. According to the Rapid City Journal article, both argue the name change would be confusing to tourists and would cost taxpayer money to change dozens of signs, markers, and maps to reflect any name change.  One of the members also suggested that if a name change is still desired, make it something that is easy to pronounce and understandable to all.

Click on this archives link for past news articles about the proposed name change to Harney Peak.

For more information on the proposed name change and to see when public comments are happening, check out the South Dakota Board of Geographic Names website.

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