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Name History (La Plata Peak)
Title: Naming of La Plata 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 mountain was named by the Hayden U.S. Government Survey of 1874. "La plata" is Spanish for "silver." The mining district in which the peak is located was called "La Plata."