The White Mountains are named from the light-colored appearance of the higher peaks, primarily Montgomery Peak. Montgomery Peak was formerly named White Mountain Peak. That name was transferred to a peak sixteen miles farther south in 1917.
Elevation: 12132ft, 3698m.
Articles that refer to this location:
- William H. Shockley: An early day mining
engineer and exceptional plant collector:
collecting in the White Mtns;
- Field Notes:
26 May 2004;
- The Vegetation of Lobo Point and North Wild Horse Mesa, Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California.:
- A Checklist Flora of the Mono Lake Basin, Mono County, California and Mineral County, Nevada.:
- U. S. Highway 95:
west of Tonopah;
Literature Referring To This Location:
Barneby, Rupert C. 1977.
William H. Shockley: An early day mining engineer and exceptional plant collector.
Gudde, Erwin G. 1969 (3rd Ed.).
California Place Names.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1969.
Stockli, Daniel F., Trevor A. Dumitru, Michael O. McWilliams, and Kenneth A. Farley. 2003.
Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the White Mountains, California and Nevada.
Trimble, Stephen. 1989.
The Sagebrush Ocean.
Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press.
Young, James A, and Charlie D. Clements. 2002.
Purshia: the wild and bitter roses.
Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2002.
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Date and time this article was prepared:11:49:08 AM, 4/16/2021.