Mount Schurz

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Mount Schurz
MountSchurzYNP.jpg
1977
Highest point
Elevation 11,007 ft (3,355 m) [1]
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]
Naming
Pronunciation /ˈʃɜːrts/
Geography
Location Yellowstone National Park,
Park County, Wyoming, US
Parent range Absaroka Range
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 originally 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 of the national park movement.[2]

Carl Schurz, namesake of Mount Schurz

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