Named by W.W. Forsyth in 1912
"The origin of the name is not known, but it may have been named for an army
officer during the superintendency of Col. W. W.
Forsyth. As a possibility, I suggest Lincoln Clarke
Andrews, a cavalry officer and West Point classmate of Lt. Smedberg for whom
Smedberg Lake was named. Andrews was promoted to captain in the 15th Cavalry
on the same day in 1901 that Smedberg was promoted to captain of the 14th
Cavalry. (Heitman, 166.) The peak was first named on the third edition of the
Dardanelles 30' map, 1912. The lake's
name appeared on the Tower Peak quad, 1956."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
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