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Mt. Versteeg

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Mt. Versteeg (13,470 ft.)

Named by BGN in 1964

"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."
- 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.


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