Sat, Mar 26, 2005
Mt. Lawlor (5,957 ft.)
First known ascent of this peak was by the sons of John Brown, Owen and Jason (1887). They called it 'Black Jack Peak' because of its summit outroppings of flinty porphyritic rock also known as 'black spar'. Early Pasadena historian Hiram Reid believed that the name didn't gain wide popularity because of memories of their father's bloody raid on Blackjack Kansas (1856).
Peak was also known as 'Little Strawberry Peak'.
Correctly called 'Mt Lawler' on 1958 and 1962 HPS Peak Lists.
Name first appears on USFS Angeles National Forest map (1931).
Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List. Weldon Heald climbed this peak in 1937."
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