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Mt. Silliman (11,188 ft.)
Named by Whitney Survey in 1864
Benjamin Silliman Jr. (1816-1885), professor of chemistry at Yale, 1847-85. Brewer had studied agricultural chemistry under Silliman.
The mountain, creek, and crest were named on the first
Tehipite 30' map, 1905. The lake
appeared on the fourth edition, 1929, and the meadow and the pass on the
fifth edition, 1939. The meadow was called 'Cahoon Meadow' on the
first four editions."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
Both Whitney and Brewer had studied at Yale.
"Tuesday, June 28, we [Brewer, King,
Gardiner, and Cotter]
had a fine clear morning, and four of us started to visit a peak a few
miles distant. We had a rough trail, over sharp ridges, and finally
up a very steep pile of granite rocks, perhaps a thousand feet high, to the
peak, which is over eleven thousand feet high, and which we called Mount
Silliman, in honor of Professor Silliman, Junior."
- William Brewer, Up and Down California
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Mt. Silliman
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