Sat, Apr 3, 2004
Jobs Peak (10,633 ft.)
Named in 1855
"Moses Job, an early Mormon settler, ran a store located near the eastern base of Jobs Peak. Maule suggested that the adjacent peak is named in memory of his sister. (Maule, 6.) In 1855 George H. Goddard placed flags on "Job's Peak." (Goddard, Report, 104.) The name "Job's Group of Mountains" appeared on a Goddard map. (Goddard, South.) The von Leicht-Hoffmann map of 1874 maned the peaks 'Jobs Peaks.' The Wheeler Survey map of 1881 applied the names 'Jobs Sister,' 'Jobs Peak,' and 'Freel Peak' to the group.
John A. Thompson, the 'Expressman,' reported to the Placerville Democrat on
May 23, 1857: 'Our late townsman, Moses Job, arrived from Carson Valley, where he now
resides, yesterday about noon. He reports the grain crop as looking well. On his way
down, he met quite a number of persons going over the mountains on trading
expeditions, and others en route to the States. Mr. J. reports the grass as
abundant in the valley, and the stock as looking very fine, a supply from whence to
this region, may be looked for in the fall. The miners in Gold Canyon, he reports
as still doing well.' (Sacramento Daily Union, May 25, 1857."
- Barbara Lekisch, Tahoe Place Names
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Freel Peak - Jobs Sister - Jobs Peak
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