"'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."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada