The mountain was named for McKinley while he was still running for president, this after throwing a cow off the roof of his college fraternity house!
What most people don't know is that the mountain was previously named after another Scot - Frank Densmore, who had traversed sixty-five miles of the mountain’s slopes, back in 1889. Captain Jack McQuesten, Father of the Yukon, had first recorded Densmore’s entrance into the Yukon Valley just a few years earlier. The Densmore name comes from Dundemore in Fife, Scotland. So this highest mountain in North America actually has gone by two names of Scottish origin, Densmore and McKinley.
Yours truly will be speaking at the University of Tampa, on January 9th, addressing Scots in the Yukon for the first ever U.S. meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, of which I am a Fellow. The event is open to the public so if you want more info, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.