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 name 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 2½ miles NW of the mountain.
Name History (San Juan Mountains)
Entered by: wojtekrychlik
Added: 01/21/2014, Last Updated: 01/21/2014
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