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Place Names of the High Sierra (1926)
by Francis P. Farquhar


About the Author

Francis P. Farquhar Francis P. Farquhar was born in Newton, Massachusetts in Dec. 31, 1887. He graduated from Harvard and came to San Francisco to set up practice as a CPA. He married his wife Marjory Bridge in 1934 and they had two sons and a daughter. Francis Farquhar was an active Sierra Club leader and served as its president 1933-1935 and 1948-1949, Sierra Club Bulletin editor from 1926 to 1946, and served in other club offices as director from 1924 to 1951. Mr. Farquhar was a mountaineer who introduced proper use of rope to Sierra Club members on a club trip in 1931. He has made multiple first ascents, including the Middle Palisades in 1921. Mr. Farquhar is the author of several books and wrote the foreword for other books. He is best known for his book History of the Sierra Nevada (1946), which is still in print. He died Nov. 21, 1974 in Berkeley, California. His wife Marjory died 1999 in San Francisco. Mt. Francis Farquhar (12,893'), located 1.6 miles NW of Mt. Brewer in Kings Canyon National Park, was named in honor of him.


Bibliographical Information

Francis Peloubet Farquhar (1887 - 1974), Place Names of the High Sierra (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1926) LCCN 26-013444. x+128 pages. 25 cm. Library of Congress call number F868.S5 S47b no. 62. Originally published in the Sierra Club Bulletin for 1923, 1924, and 1925. Revised and enlarged for publication in book form. 1000 copies printed, 200 in rag paper. Half Morocco and board cover, wood veneer pattern endpapers. Printed wrappers. No copyright.

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