3 1/4 inch diameter Cast in fine pewter Felt backing With soft fleece pouch In clear-vinyl covered box PLACE NAME: Mount Yale ELEVATION: 14,196 ft. COORDINATES: N38
50' 39'' W106
LOCATION: Sawatch Range, Colorado, USA
MARKERSLEUTH PHOTO CONTRIBUTOR: None
The naming of a set of peaks in the Sawatch Range dominates their stories. In 1865, Professor Josiah Dwight Whitney, a graduate of Yale University and former director of the California Geological Survey, accepted a position with Harvard. In 1869 he led the first class of the Harvard Mining School on an exploration of the Sawatch Range. He named two notable peaks at the time--Mount Harvard, after the sponsoring institution and Mount Yale after Whitney's alma mater. This set the precedent for naming peaks in this range after universities and inspired collegiate rivalries.
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