After these comparatively uninteresting names,.we come to Mt. Quandary. Here is the origin,-"In the Sixties a party of miners discovered some metal on what is now known as Mt. Quandary and they were unable to determine the character of the ore. It was a quandary and the mountain received its name in this manner. The property is now owned by the Monte Cristo M. and M. Co., and no process has as yet been found to separate this ore." Also,-"a few discoveries of quartz lodes occurred in 1860 near Hoosier Pass. The somewhat famous Quandary mine was located that year."" This name was not fixed until the surveys, for Professor Brewer of the Harvard Survey, 1869, wrote,-"Near Mount Lincoln is a peak sometimes called Quandary Peak, sometimes McCullough's Peak, sometimes Ute Peak, and one man called it Hoosier Peak."" "George F. Farman, County Clerk, Summit County, Colorado, in a letter 1923. "o Frank Hall, History of the State of Colorado, 1889. '*Prof. w. H. Brewer, Journal of the American Geographical Society of New York, vol. III, 1873, pp. 193 seqq. Explorations in the Rocky Mountains and the High Peaks of Colorado. /4&vb -
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