Spanish Mountain P1K SPS

Fri, Sep 7, 2007

With: Steve Sywyk

Etymology Story Photos / Slideshow Map Profile

Spanish Mountain (10,051 ft.)

Named by Silas Bennett in 1879

Also Meadow, Lake, Little Spanish Lake

"'The Spanish mined there years ago. The actual existence of a mine was more or less legendary. The mountain was named by Silas Bennett, a pioneer of the '70s, in 1879.' (Farquhar files: S. L. N. Ellis, interviewed by Versteeg before 1925.) All the features except Little Spanish Lake are named on the first Tehipite 30' map, 1905." 1953."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

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