Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

Lincoln Paperweight
  • Lincoln Paperweight
  • Lincoln Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • With soft fleece pouch
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Mount Lincoln
Elevation: 14,286 ft.
Coordinates: N39° 21' 05'' W106° 06' 39''
Location: Mosquito Range, Colorado, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Grady Viramontes, 1998
In June of 1861, F. Wilbur Stone climbed this peak and determined (incorrectly) the elevation to be in excess of 17,000 feet. Legend has it that the consensus of his mining camp was to name the peak after the newly elected president; it befitted a mountain of such stature to be named after Abraham Lincoln.
Mount Lincoln, Mount Democrat and Mount Bross are each considered to be easy climbs, and all three are often climbed in one day. To do so, the wise hiker will be well-prepared and well-conditioned.