Disaster Peak

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Disaster Peak
Disaster Peak is located in Nevada
Disaster Peak
Disaster Peak
Highest point
Elevation2,344 m (7,690 ft) [1]
Coordinates 41°57′34″N 118°11′40″W / 41.95944°N 118.19444°W / 41.95944; -118.19444 [1]

Disaster Peak is a summit in the U.S. state of Nevada. [1] The summit is located in the Trout Creek Mountains.

Disaster Peak was named after an 1864 [2]confrontation between prospectors and the Paiutes, resulting in the deaths of G. W. Dodge, J. W. Burton and two others. [3] [4] [5] [6]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Disaster Peak
  2. ^ "Report from the Indian Hunters". Gold Hill Daily News. Gold Hill, Nevada. June 9, 1864. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 36.
  4. ^ Angel, Myron, ed. (1881). History of Nevada. Oakland, Cal., Thompson and West. p.  169. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1865 (Report). Office of Indian Affairs. 1865. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Michno, Gregory (2007). The Deadliest Indian War in the West: The Snake Conflict, 1864-1868. Caxton Press. p. 63. Retrieved February 7, 2020.