Martin Griffith
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January 20, 2014
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Plan to name peak for explorer approved

The 19th century Western explorer John Fremont would finally have a major geographic feature named for him in Nevada under a proposal approved by a state board. The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names last week unanimously voted to name a Lyon County peak where the man known as “The Pathfinder” is thought to have stood as Fremont Lookout. The panel’s recommendation now goes to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names for final action. Former Nevada state archivist Guy Rocha said Fremont is deserving of the honor because of his historic expeditions across the West, including one in 1843-44 that …

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