6P 120. mernher-the triad. Enaehnenn, was unsuccessful in supplanting Kelso, but by the Engelmann spruce he is known throughout the state. Ills name is now established on a lesser, different and neighboring peak. Even Parry's other names did not become fixed for many years. Samuel Bowles wrote in 1868 of Grays Peaks. He stated "there are persistent rivals for the.name of the other and higher peak. Dr. Parry himself, we believe, has suggested that of Professor Torrey for it. The local judgment insists " that they shall go together under the name of Gray. Here is a piece of "local judgment" which does not quite agree-"That thar mountain was ary one Irwin's peak and which ary wasn't Irwin's was Grays and nobody knowed. Gray, he was a great weed-sharp, down east somewhar, and he gin his name to the highest peak, though I don't see it myself. So these scientific fellers kept a-coming up here, and a-measurin, and they couldn't agree. Some on 'em biled water on the top, and some on 'em friz mercury but they couldn't agree, so, at last, a lot on 'em, fresh from college," camped out all night right on the top of Grays, and took observations, you bet, every five minutes, and when they came down, there wasn't any doubt in their minds but what Gray's was the highest peak in the whole fandango. So Dick, he come down like a gentleman and took the next best himself: "' . . --- ^"The Harvard Survey uner'^T. D. Whitne^,9). W"Grays Peak to it and up it", Overland 11T- _1y, Vol. 5, page 512,. 870E [From: Hart, John Lathrop Jerome: "Fourteen Thousand Feet: a history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks." Denver, Colorado Mountain Club, 1925]
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