Independence Peak SPS

Sun, Aug 3, 2003

With: Matthew Holliman

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Independence Peak (11,742 ft.)

Named by USGS in 1905

Also Creek

"'Camp Independence' was established and named by Lt.-Colonel George Spafford Evans, of the second Cavalry, on Independence Day, July 4, 1862. (Letter cited in Cragen, p. 25.) The creek was called 'Little Pine Creek' from the time of the first settlers (Charles Putnam, in 1861) until the fourth edition of the Mt. Whitney 30' map, 1919, when it received its present name. The peak was named on the first edition of that map, 1907, possibly by the USGS during the survey in 1905."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

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