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Vogelsang Peak previously climbed Tue, Sep 14, 1999|
later climbed Fri, Aug 4, 2006
Vogelsang Peak (11,493 ft.)
Named by H.C. Benson in 1907
"Farquhar (Place Names, p. 99) stated
that Col. Benson named these features for Alexander Theodore Vogelsang,
president of the California State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners,
1896-1901. However, Charles Adolphus Vogelsang (a brother) wrote Farquhar that
Benson named the peak for him, in 1907. He was the executive officer of Fish
and Game, 1901-10, 1919-22. (Letter, Oct. 20, 1930, in Farquhar files.) 'My
recollection is that Col. Benson gave the name for ATV, but CAV may be right.'
(Farquhar files.) In 1932 the BGN ratified these names and also 'Vogelsang Pass,'
which is generally known by that name but is not on the map. It is 1/2 mile
south of Vogelsang Lake.
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
"Lieutenant Benson was especially interested in propagating trout in the lakes
and streams of the [Yosemite] Park and to that end cooperated with the State
Fish and Game Commisioners, whose names were given to lakes Babcock, Emeric,
Fletcher, Murdock, and Vogelsang."
- Francis Farquhar, History of the Sierra Nevada
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Vogelsang Peak - Fletcher Peak
This page last updated: Sat Apr 7 17:02:15 2007
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