Gov. Daugaard’s Statement On Federal Decision
To Rename Harney Peak
PIERRE, S.D. August 11, 2016 – Gov. Dennis Daugaard issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Board of Geographic Name’s decision to change the name of Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak.
“I am surprised by this decision, as I have heard very little support in South Dakota for renaming Harney Peak. This federal decision will cause unnecessary expense and confusion. I suspect very few people know the history of either Harney or Black Elk.”