Josephine Peak P500 HPS
Strawberry Peak P1K HPS
Mt. Lawlor P500 HPS
Mt. Wilson HPS
Mt. Markham HPS
Mt. Lowe HPS
Mt. Disappointment HPS
San Gabriel Peak P1K HPS
Mt. Harvard ex-HPS
Iron Mountain HPS
Roundtop HPS
Granite Mountain HPS
Rabbit Peak HPS

Sat, Mar 26, 2005

With: Matthew Holliman

Etymology
Josephine Peak
Strawberry Peak
Mt. Lawlor
Mt. Wilson
Mt. Markham
Mt. Lowe
Mt. Disappointment
San Gabriel Peak
Mt. Harvard
Iron Mountain
Roundtop
Granite Mountain
Rabbit Peak
Story Photos / Slideshow Maps: 1 2 3 Profiles: 1 2 3

Mt. Markham (5,742 ft.)

"Named by the USFS for Henry Harrison Markham (1840-1923), 18th Governor of California (1891-95). He moved to Pasadena, after service in the Union Army and law practice in Wisconsin. He prospered in Real Estate and mining ventures, and also served in Congress as a prominent Republican. His term in Sacramento was beset by labor unrest and an economic depression. His greatest mistake was to order the dissolution of the California Board of Forestry which was primarily responsible for having caused the Forest Reserve in which his peak is located to be created. Nonetheless this peak was later named at the urging of a group of prominent Pasadena citizens headed by Professor Lowe.

Previously this summit had also been known as 'Square Top', and 'Table Mountain'.

Name first appears on USGS Pasadena topo (1900).

Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List. Weldon Heald climbed this peak in 1942."

- HPS Summit Signatures


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