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 Information Entries for Windom Peak and Name History

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.

Name History (Windom Peak)

Title: Naming of Windom Peak

Entered by: 14erFred

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

Sources: 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.

Windom was named by the U.S. Geological Survey when they mapped the Needles Mountains in 1902. The namesake of Windom was William Windom (1827-1891), congressman, senator, and Secretary of the Treasury under President James Garfield.
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