Information Entries for Mt. Bross

Name History (Mt. Bross)

Title: Naming of Mt. Bross

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.

The mountain was named for William Bross (1813-1889), Lieutenant Governor of Illinois from 1865 to 1869, who owned mining property near the town of Alma. Bross made an early ascent of Mount Lincoln in 1868 and was so enthusiastic about the view that he sang the Doxology on the summit. As a consequence, local miners began referring to Lincoln's south peak as Mount Bross, and the name stuck.

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