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Rodgers Peak (12,978 ft.)
Named by N. F. McClure in 1895
The peak was named in 1895 by Lt. N. F. McClure. That same year, Lt. H. C. Benson gave Rodgers' name to the lake and the peak just south of it. To avoid duplication, the USGS gave the name 'Regulation Peak' to the second 'Rodgers Peak.' Farquhar: McClure, Benson.)
The first edition of the Yosemite 30' map had 'Rodgers Canyon' and 'Rodgers Lake.' This lake (which is not the present one) had its name changed to 'Neall Lake' on the third edition of the map, 1903. The present 'Rodgers Lake' was on the first Mt. Lyell 30' map, 1901. The meadow was first named on the 15-minute map, 1956.
At about the time that McClure named it 'Rodgers Peak,' J. N.
LeConte named it 'Mt. Kellogg,' for Vernon
L. Kellogg, professor of entomology at Stanford.
(LeConte, Alpina, 10.) He had the name on his 1896 map. Neither
name was on the USGS 30-minute maps, although 'Rodgers Peak' had been
ratified by the BGN in 1932. It finally showed up on the 15-minute quad,
where an early edition had it misspelled 'Rodger Peak.'"
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
"The peak was named in 1895 by Lt. N. F. McClure, for Capt. Alexander
Rodgers, acting superintendent of the national park at that time.
Independently, Lt. H. C. Benson christened Rodgers Lake in the same year
and gave the same name to the peak south of it. To avoid the duplication,
the USGS substituted for the latter the name Regulation
Peak, which had previously been intended for another peak. On
LeConte's map of 1896 Rodgers Peak is called
Mount Kellogg, a name probably given by John Muir for
the botanist Albert Kellogg."
- Erwin Gudde, California Place Names
There appears to be some discrepency as to for whom Mt. Kellogg was named.
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Rodgers Peak
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