Mount Brown (Montana)

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Mount Brown
Highest point
Elevation 8,565 ft (2,611 m) [1]
Prominence 1,365 ft (416 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°38′18″N 113°49′04″W / 48.63833°N 113.81778°W / 48.63833; -113.81778Coordinates: 48°38′18″N 113°49′04″W / 48.63833°N 113.81778°W / 48.63833; -113.81778[2]
Location Flathead County, Montana, U.S.
Parent range Lewis Range
Topo map USGS Mount Cannon, MT

Mount Brown (8,565 feet (2,611 m)) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[3]

There are conflicting claims about who Mount Brown was named after. A US Park Service publication states it was: "named for William Brown of Chicago, then Solicitor General for the Chicago and Alton Railroad, by some members of his party on a camping and fishing trip to the area around Lake McDonald in 1894. The companions, Charles H. Russell (not the artist) and Frank A. Johnson, climbed this mountain that arose back of their camp, and so named it." [4] However this naming story does not explain how the campers were able make their naming decision known to the public. The 1929 US Geographic Board decision card states that the Board accepted the name Mount Brown in accordance with existing local usage, and states that it was probably named for Louis Brown, a Montana pioneer.[2]

Note that there is a lesser known peak also named Mount Brown about 120 miles east, in Liberty County, Montana.

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Brown, Montana". Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Brown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Mount Brown, Montana" (Map). TopoQuest (USGS Quad). Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Through The Years In Glacier National Park: An Administrative History (Appendix A)". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-15.