Mount Orville

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 58 ° 44' 12" N, 137 ° 16' 19" W
  • Region: Hoonah-Angoon (CA)
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  • Elevation: 9957 ft (3034.89 m)

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In Glacier Bay National Monument in the Fairweather Range, 1.3 mi E of Mount Wilbur, 3 mi. NW of Mount Right, 6.5 mi NW of Mount Crillon, 80 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History
Name proposed to National Park Service (NPS) by Senator Ernest Gruening in 1961 to honor Orville Wright (1871-1948) who, with his brother Wilbur, invented the airplane, a form of tranportation that contributed greatly to the development of Alaska.

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