The Nevada Board of Geographic Names already has the paperwork.
Determined organizers from the Mount Reagan Project have filed the proper forms asking the state agency to officially dedicate 4,052-foot Frenchman Mountain, located between the Las Vegas valley to the west and the Lake Mead National Recreation area to the east, as “Mount Reagan.”
The group has organized a national petition and will present the signatures to the state of Nevada in three months.
“Ronald Reagan led America forward to defeat the threats to our prosperity of high taxes, inflation, and recession at home and a surging Soviet Empire abroad,” says Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, but also chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, the parent organization.
“Reagan left America stronger, freer, and safer than the day he became president. Adding his name to the short list of great American presidents who have mountains named after them is an honor richly deserved,” Mr. Norquist says.
A dozen former American presidents have U.S. peaks or mountains named after them; the paperwork, incidentally, was filed on Feb. 6, which would have been the president’s 102nd birthday.
See their efforts here: www.MountReaganProject.com