Folsom Peak

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Folsom Peak
Folsom Peak is located in Wyoming
Folsom Peak
Folsom Peak
Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Highest point
Elevation9,334 ft (2,845 m) [1]
Coordinates44°52′22″N 110°32′51″W / 44.87278°N 110.54750°W / 44.87278; -110.54750 (Folsom Peak)Coordinates: 44°52′22″N 110°32′51″W / 44.87278°N 110.54750°W / 44.87278; -110.54750 (Folsom Peak)[1]
Geography
LocationYellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Parent rangeWashburn Range
Topo mapCook Peak

Folsom Peak el. 9,334 feet (2,845 m) is a mountain peak in the Washburn Range of Yellowstone National Park. The peak was named in 1895 by geologist Arnold Hague to honor David E. Folsom,[2] a member of the Cook–Folsom–Peterson Expedition of 1869. Folsom, Peterson and Cook were some of the 1st explorers of the Yellowstone region to publish their exploration.[3]

Folsom Peak's namesake, David E. Folsom

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  1. ^ a b "Folsom Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 128.
  3. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1996). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. p. 108. ISBN 1-59971-716-6.