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Name History (Missouri Mountain)
Title: Naming of Missouri Mountain
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. Eberhart, P., & Schmuck, P. (1970). The Fourteeners: Colorado's great mountains. Chicago: The Swallow Press.
The mountain was named by miners from the "Show Me" state of Missouri, who came to the Clear Creek valley sometime during the silver mining rush of the 1880s. The U.S. Geological Survey did not officially recognize the peak as a separate 14er until 1956.