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Mountain of confusion: A Mount Reagan in Nevada?

Soon Las Vegans might have one more name to confuse with Sunrise Mountain. The House’s Natural Resources Committee approved a bill last week that would rename part of Frenchman Mountain (colloquially and mistakenly referred to as Sunrise Mountain) as Mount Reagan, after the country’s 40th commander in chief. In addition to the overkill—this would be the 87th landmark or federal facility to bear his name, according to thewire.com—it’s a bit puzzling. After all, Reagan has no clear personal ties to the Silver State except one, which House Natural Resources Committee member Peter DeFazio was quick to suggest as an alternative monument: Yucca Mountain. (Reagan supported the project during his presidency.) But really, do you know what other state has a lot of mountains? California. Do you know who lived, governed and is buried there? Take a wild guess.

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