Report of the Board of Regents Volume 58

Report of the Board of Regents Volume 58

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...peak on the continent. When, in 1895. scores of prospectors were attracted to Cook Inlet by the discovery of gold, they, too, saw the mountain, but apparently gave it no thought until the following year, when one of them, W. A. Dickey, recognized its importance, and upon his return published a description of it and proposed the name Mount McKinley. Though the mountain had been known to white men for over a century, and though scores of otherhad been as near it as this prospector, or nearer, he was termed tin' discoverer of Mount McKinley. All honor to him for calling attention to it, but let us not make the absurd blunder of crediting him with its discovery. Two years after the naming of the mountain, George H. Eldridge and Robert Muldrow, of the United States Geological Survey, in the course of their exploration of the Sushitna River, located it accurately and determined its altitude at over 20,000 feet. Its height and position were thus known, and something of the character of the southern flank of the range above which it towers. The northern face of the range and the base of the mountain remained to be explored, and this was the task assigned to me as part of the general system of exploratory surveys undertaken by the Geological Survey in Alaska. I wa fortunate in having as associates in this enterprise Messrs. D. L. Reaburn and L. M. Prindle, as well as four able and enthusiastic camp men. On May 27, 1902, the vessel bearing our party steamed slowly up Cook Inlet. Hardly a ripple stirred the water, and through the hazy atmosphere we could barely discern the outline of the low coast, beyond which, in a bank of clouds, lay the high mountain range which we were to explore. At noon we dropped anchor at Tyonok, a small native settlement...show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921429
  • 9781236921420