Congratulations, Here's Your Mountain!

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Mount Payne is a mostly ice-covered mountain in Antarctica. i

Antarctica's Mount Payne rises to more than 3,200 feet. It is named for Roger Payne, retired executive secretary to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. USGS hide caption

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Mount Payne is a mostly ice-covered mountain in Antarctica.

Antarctica's Mount Payne rises to more than 3,200 feet. It is named for Roger Payne, retired executive secretary to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

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When you work for the federal government, they may not pay you a lot. But as a federal employee, you do get some rather unusual benefits.

Roger Payne retired this year from his post as executive secretary of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

As a thank you for his 33 years of service in the Interior Department, he had a mountain named after him.

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