Do not name a mountain in Lake County after the College of William and Mary
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Recently the College of William and Mary applied to have a 14,134-foot geographical feature in Lake County, Colorado, named Mount William and Mary (http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_27373964/college-wants-mountain-namesake-role-colorado-history). Although the college claims connections to Colorado, its outreach to the actual communities of Lake County has been minimal. Moreover, its relationship to the communities in Lake County effectively does not exist. If this feature is to be named, the name should be reserved for someone or an organization that has an authentic connection to this county and community. Leadville and Lake County have a rich history with many people and organizations playing vital roles in making it the place it is today. Moreover, organizations can show their commitment to this county by providing much needed endowments for scholarships, historical preservation, and recreational development. Clearly, the College of William and Mary would not name a building after someone who just has a tenuous relationship with Virginia. The United States Board on Geographic Names should not name a geological feature in Lake County after an organization that has a tenuous relationship with Colorado.
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