Bote Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBote Mountain
Bote Mountain Trail
|Elevation||2,841 ft (866 m)|
|Parent peak||Cold Water Knob|
|Parent range||Great Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Range|
|Topo map||USGS Thunderhead Mountain|
|Age of rock||Late Precambrian|
Bote Mountain is located in the Great Smoky Mountains, which began forming in the late Carboniferous and through the early Triassic, approximately . The oldest rocks of the Great Smoky Mountains, however, date from the Neoproterozoic, approximately . Those rocks are sedimentary rocks, and were deposited on an ancient ocean floor on the edge of a supercontinent.
Bote Mountain was named because of a misunderstanding when, in the 1830s, Cherokee workers were asked which route a new road would follow. They pointed towards Bote Mountain and said "vote", which was interpreted by the white workers, who thought they were naming the mountain, as "bote". Hence, the mountain was named "Bote Mountain".
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