Mt. Francis Farquhar
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Mt. Francis Farquhar (12,890 ft.)
Named by Sierra Club in 1978
Farquhar made several first ascents of Sierra peaks: Milestone Mountain, with Colby and Price, 1912; Midway Mountain, with six others, 1912; Mt. Haeckel, with the Huber party, 1920; Middle Palisade, with Ansel F. Hall, 1921; Eagle Scout Peak, 1926; and Mt. Shakspere, with four others, 1930.
Farquhar's best known books are Place Names of the High Sierra, 1926; Up and Down California in 1860-1864, The Journal of William H. Brewer, 1930, which he edited; and History of the Sierra Nevada, 1965. The last two books are still in print, and continue to enthrall all those who are interested in California's history.
The name was proposed by Peter Browning in 1987, and approved by the BGN in
1989. The peak is the northernmost summit of the Great Western Divide,
1.6 miles NW of Mount Brewer."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
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