Lolo Peak

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Lolo Peak
NorthfaceofLoloPeakfromHighway12.JPG
Lolo Peak
Elevation 9,143 ft (2,787 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 739 ft (225 m)[1]
Location
Lolo Peak is located in Montana
Lolo Peak
Lolo Peak
Missoula, Montana
Range Rocky Mountains
Coordinates 46°40′29″N 114°14′40″W / 46.6746455°N 114.2445556°W / 46.6746455; -114.2445556Coordinates: 46°40′29″N 114°14′40″W / 46.6746455°N 114.2445556°W / 46.6746455; -114.2445556[2]
Topo map USGS Carlton Lake

Lolo Peak is in Missoula County, Montana, United States. It is southwest of Missoula, Montana.

History[edit]

The name "Lolo" probably evolved from "Lou-Lou", a pronunciation of "Lawrence," a French-Canadian fur trapper killed by a grizzly bear and buried at Grave Creek. The first written evidence of the name "Lolo" appears in 1831 when Hudson's Bay Company fur trader John Work refers in his journal to Lolo Creek as "Lou Lou." In an 1853 railroad survey and map, Lieutenant John Mullan spelled the creek and trail "Lou Lou." However, by 1865 the name was shortened to Lolo and is currently the name of a national forest, town, creek, mountain peak, mountain pass and historic trail in west central Montana.

See also[edit]

  • Lolo (disambiguation)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lolo Peak, Montana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Lolo Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 

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