Great Smoky Mountains National Park is officially naming its largest mountain after explorer John Muir.
The park, which spans 1.4 million acres in the southwestern United States, said in a statement Monday that explorer John Smith named the Mount Rainier after his grandfather, the explorer and U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who was born in the area in 1869.
The park’s website said the name is “an appropriate tribute to our nation’s most extraordinary explorer and pioneer.”
Read more about Mount Rainy Mountain and the Great Smokies.
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