Ickes Mountains

Ickes Mountains

Ickes Mountains (coord|75|29|S|139|45|W|) is a series of coastal mountains that extend west from Strauss Glacier for 15 miles (24 km) in Marie Byrd Land. The mountains were discovered from aircraft of the U.S. Antarctic Service on December 18, 1940. The name Ickes Mountains, after Sec. of the Interior Harold Ickes, appeared in the maps and reports resulting from this expedition although Ickes objected and never acquiesced to the use. Nonetheless, the name became established in usage and in 1966 was approved by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN). The U.S. Antarctic Service was established in the Division of Territories and Island Possessions of the Department of the Interior in 1939, during the period (1933-46) that Ickes was secretary.

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