Cook Peak

Cook Peak
Cook Peak
Elevation 9,754 ft (2,973 m) [1]
Location
Location Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Range Washburn Range
Coordinates 44°50′34″N 110°34′31″W / 44.84278°N 110.57528°W / 44.84278; -110.57528 (Cook Peak)Coordinates: 44°50′34″N 110°34′31″W / 44.84278°N 110.57528°W / 44.84278; -110.57528 (Cook Peak)[1]
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Cook Peak el. 9,754 feet (2,973 m) is a mountain peak in the Washburn Range of Yellowstone National Park. The peak was named in 1922 by then superintendent Horace Albright to honor of Charles W. Cook, a member of the 1869 Cook–Folsom–Peterson Expedition which explored the Yellowstone park region. 1922 was the 50th anniversary of the park's creation, and Charles Cook, still living in Montana, attended ceremonies in the park. Prior to 1922, the peak had been named Thompson Peak by Philetus Norris in 1880 and Storm Peak by members of the Arnold Hague Geological Surveys in 1885.[2]

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Cook Peak namesake, Charles W. Cook  

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Cook Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1609239. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1996). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. pp. 73–74. ISBN 1599717166. 

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