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June 16, 1858
Professor Elisha Mitchell's body was reburied on the peak of what is now known as "Mt. Mitchell," the highest point east of the Mississippi River. President David Lowry Swain spoke at the ceremony, and the title of his address was "A vindication of the propriety of giving the name 'Mt. Mitchell' to the highest peak of 'Black Mountain.'"
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