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A mountain of opposition to proposed renaming of summit

May 4, 2011 10:46:27 PM- latimes.com
Billionaire vintner Jess Jackson had pushed to change Black Mountain — one of 49 in California — to Alexander Mountain. Sonoma County locals fume: 'The historical names of our … landmarks' are not for sale.

Reporting from Healdsburg, Calif. -- Billionaire vintner Jess Jackson's move to change the century-old name of Black Mountain to Alexander Mountain was the last straw for Gary Wilson, whose family has owned a significant chunk of the peak in redwood country north of San Francisco for generations.


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