"Chester Versteeg (1887-1963), lawyer, businessman, lecturer, and author,
who devoted much of his life to furthering interest in the Sierra Nevada.
(BGN decision, 1964.) Versteeg had a strong interest in place names. He did
much original research on the origin of Sierra Nevada names. Many of the
names he suggested are now on the maps; many more were rejected by the US
Board on Geographical Names. The first edition of the 15-minute quad, 1956, does
not have the name on it. The peak is on the crest, just west of 'Lake Helen of
Troy' -- which was named by Versteeg."
Mt. Versteeg (13,470 ft.)
Named by BGN in 1964
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
Versteeg was an alumni of the University of Southern California, thus the names
Lake Helen of Troy and Trojan Peak.
References to can also be found in these files:
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