Talk:Joseph B. Foraker

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Mount Foraker[edit]

It might be worth mentioning that Mount Foraker, the fourth highest peak in the United States, was named after Foraker [1]. Apparently it was thought a good idea to name peaks in Alaska after Ohio politicians, which is how we ended up with Mount McKinley instead of Denali. Acroterion (talk) 15:08, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

If I knew more about why they did it, I'd be happier about mentioning it. Foraker had nothing to do with Alaska that I'm aware of.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:30, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Neither did McKinley. According to Denali naming dispute, Mount McKinley was named to commemorate William McKinley as a champion of the gold standard. This [2] doesn't give much of a clue to Lt. Herron's enthusiasm for Senator Foraker, or why he chose to rename Sultana as Mt. Foraker. This [3] doesn't give much more insight into Herron's reasons - "which he named Foraker after yet another Ohio politician-U.S. Senator J.B. Foraker.". I'm doing some work on Denali National Park and Preserve. If I turn something up I'll let you know: right now it's an interesting little fact that would be hard to work into the article gracefully. Acroterion (talk) 01:50, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
You are quite correct, it would, and kudos to you for recognizing it. It can be a see also, I suppose. I'd appreciate it if you would pass anything along, Foraker was strong for the gold standard, but isn't terribly noted for it, since he wasn't actually in office during most of the fuss over the standards.--Wehwalt (talk) 02:10, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Having just accomplished my first FA this past week, I fully appreciate how hard it is to include everybody's pet factoid/trivia/digression/in-popular-culture without detracting fromg the main point of the article, especially a few days before it's the TFA. Acroterion (talk) 02:16, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
While trying not to add to my reputation for being ill-tempered.--Wehwalt (talk) 02:20, 26 March 2013 (UTC)