Information About

Peters Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

63 ° 10' 52" N,
151 ° 0' 9" W

Region

Denali

Elevation

4803 ft (1463.95 m)

Uses

Peters Glacier in Detail.

About

heads at Peters Basin, trends NE and N to its terminus at the head of Muddy River, Alaska Range

History

Named by A. H. Brooks in 1902 for William John Peters, 1864-1942, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). topographer and explorer, who was in charge of USGS explorations in Alaska from 1898 to 1901. It was also called "Hanna Glacier" for Marcus Alonzo Hanna, U.S. senator of Ohio, "friend and political warwick of President McKinley, for whom Mount McKinley was named."