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 Information Entries for Mt. Lincoln and Name History

Name History (Mt. Lincoln)

Title: Naming of Mt. Lincoln

Entered by: 14erFred

Added: 05/27/2010, Last Updated: 05/27/2010

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. 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 Colorado Mountain Club Foundation. (2010). The Colorado 14ers: The standard routes. Golden, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club Press.

In 1861, Wilbur F. Stone (who later helped write Colorado's Constitution) named the mountain for the then newly-elected 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865). In his survey report of 1873, Ferdinand V. Hayden wrote: "The view from the summit of Mount Lincoln is wonderful in its extent…probably there is no portion of the world, accessible to the traveling public, where such a wilderness of lofty peaks can be seen within a single scope of vision (as from its top)."
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