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Thursday, February 25, 2021

For whatever reason, the state of California is suddenly concerned with renaming mountaintops:

- In the San Francisco Bay Area, some religious nut objects to the devilishness inherent in Mt. Diablo, and proposes calling the peak Mt. Reagan instead. This effort appears to be headed nowhere.

- In SoCal, the unfortunately-named Negrohead Mountain (formerly even more unfortunately-named as the derogatory form of “Negro”) is no more, with the summit now officially renamed Ballard Mountain, after the black pioneer who first homesteaded there.

Must be a case of mountain fever gripping the Golden State. We’ll know it’s reached its peak when calls for a “Mount Schwarzenegger” start sounding.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 02/25/2010 08:17 AM
Category: History, Wordsmithing
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