Harding Icefield

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 60 ° 1' 5" N, 149 ° 59' 10" W
  • Region: Kenai Peninsula
  • Elevation: 4,488 ft / 1,368 m

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About
The feature extends SW from Lowell and Bear Glaciers to Chernof Glacier, in Kenai Mts., 18 mi. W of Seward, Chugach Mts. 30 miles long.

History
The name was published in 1950 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); presumably named for Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1865-1923, 28th President of the United States. Orth, Donald J. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names. Washington, DC: GPO, 1967. This work is an alphabetical list of the geographic names with descriptions and often name origin that are now applied and have been applied to places and features in Alaska. GNIS Library.

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