Hedges Peak facts for kids
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Hedges Peak (left) and Dunraven Peak (right)
|Elevation||9,669 ft (2,947 m)|
|Parent range||Washburn Range|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Washburn|
Hedges Peak el. 9,669 feet (2,947 m) is a mountain peak in the Washburn Range in Yellowstone National Park. The peak was named in 1895 by geologist Arnold Hague to honor Cornelius Hedges (1837–1907), a member of the Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition of 1871 and prominent Montana lawyer. Hedges accounts of the expedition in Helena Daily Herald newspaper contributed to the campaign to create Yellowstone National Park. Prior to 1895 the peak had been named Surprise Peak by geologist J.P. Iddings in 1883.
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