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Wheeler Peak (Nevada) Pin
  • Wheeler Peak (Nevada) Pin
  • Wheeler Peak (Nevada) Pin
  • Wheeler Peak (Nevada) Pin
  • 1 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Military clutch back
  • Mounted on story card
Place Name: Wheeler Peak
Elevation: 13,063 ft.
Coordinates: N38° 59' 09'' W114° 18' 50''
Location: Nevada, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Christopher Czaplicki
Pre-up, Too-bur-rit, Williams Peak—present day Wheeler Peak had been known by several names by 1855 when Lt. Colonel Steptoe from the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers named it Jefferson Davis in honor of his superior. Within a few years, Davis resigned and the peak was renamed Union Peak, a reference to the growing strife of the Civil War. In 1869, an expedition led by Lt. George Montague Wheeler summited the peak, giving it the published name—and thereafter official—Wheeler Peak.