Mount Schurz

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Mount Schurz
MountSchurzYNP.jpg
1977
Elevation 11,007 ft (3,355 m)[1]
Pronunciation /ˈʃɜrts/
Location
Location Yellowstone National Park,
Park County, Wyoming, US
Range Absaroka Range
Coordinates 44°20′33″N 110°04′19″W / 44.34250°N 110.07194°W / 44.34250; -110.07194 (Mount Schurz)Coordinates: 44°20′33″N 110°04′19″W / 44.34250°N 110.07194°W / 44.34250; -110.07194 (Mount Schurz)[1]
Topo map Eagle Peak

Mount Schurz el. 11,007 feet (3,355 m) is a mountain peak in the Absaroka Range in Yellowstone National Park. Mount Schurz is the second highest peak in Yellowstone. The mountain was origninally named Mount Doane by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition in 1871. Later the name Mount Doane was given to another peak in the Absaroka Range by geologist Arnold Hague. In 1885, Hague named the mountain for the 13th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Carl Schurz (1877–1881). Schurz was the first Secretary of the Interior to visit Yellowstone and a strong supporter the national park movement.[2]

Carl Schurz, namesake of Mount Schurz

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Schurz". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1988). Yellowstone Place Names. Helena, MT: Montana Historical Society Press. pp. 106–107. ISBN 0-917298-15-2.