Mount Root

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 58 ° 59' 12.671" N, 137 ° 29' 44.635" W
  • Region: Yakutat
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  • Elevation: 11890 ft (3624.07 m)

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About
On the Alaska-Canada boundary, NW of Hoonah, 5 mi N of Mount Fairweather, St. Elias Mountains.

History
Named by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) and published in 1908 on Chart 8000. The feature was named for Elihu Root, 1845-1937. Root was a member of the Alaska Boundary Tribunal and U.S. Secretary of War, 1899-1904, under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt; Secretary of State, 1905-09, under President Roosevelt; and U.S. Senator from New York 1909-15. He was also a member of the Hague Tribunal.

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