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

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UNICORN PEAK (10,849)[Mount Lyell]
“A very prominent peak, with a peculiar horn-shaped outline, was called ‘Unicorn Peak’.” (Whitney Survey: Geology, 1865, p. 427.)

UNIVERSITY PEAK (13,588)[Mount Whitney]
Named in honor of the University of California. (J. N. Le Conte.) The name was given in 1890 to the peak north of Kearsarge Pass, but was transferred in 1896 by J. N. Le Conte to the higher peak farther south, while the former peak was named Mount Gould. (See Mount Gould.)

First ascent by J. N. Le Conte, Helen M. Gompertz, Belle J. Miller, Estelle Miller, July 12, 1896. (S.C.B., 1897, II:2, pp. 83-84.)


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