If you had the ability to name something new such as a mountain, planet, river, et cetera, would you name it for a person, a place, a thing, or something else?
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In late October 1792, Lt. William E. Broughton sighted a mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River in the northwestern corner of what would later become the state of Oregon. Broughton named the mountain in honor of Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, a veteran of the British Royal Navy, which fought against the US during the American Revolutionary War. Several places in the United States were named for European people, places, and things.