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 Information Entries for Handies Peak and Name History

Name History (Handies Peak)



Title: Naming of Handies Peak

Entered by: 14erFred

Added: 05/14/2010, Last Updated: 05/14/2010

Sources: Borneman, W.R., & Lampert, L.J. (1978). A climbing guide to Colorado's Fourteeners. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company. Hart, J.L.J. (1977). Fourteen thousand feet: A history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks (Second Edition). Denver, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club.

The exact origin of the mountain's named is unknown. However, its name already existed when Hayden's U.S. Government Survey arrived in the San Juan Range in 1874. Historians have suggested that "Handie" may have been an early pioneer or surveyor, who was influential in the area near Lake City, Colorado. Early U.S. Forest Service maps designated the mountain as "Tabasco" or "Tobasco," after the Tabasco Meat Sauce Company that financed a prominent silver mine on the road to nearby Cinnamon Pass, located about 2 miles NW of the mountain.

Name History (San Juan Mountains)



Title: Eolus

Entered by: wojtekrychlik

Added: 01/21/2014, Last Updated: 01/21/2014


Aeolus was the ruler of the winds, according to Greek mythology.
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