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Mount Eielson

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Location

63 ° 22' 55" N,
150 ° 19' 18" W

Region

Denali

Elevation

5758 ft (1755.04 m)

Uses

Mount Eielson in Detail.

About

in Denali National Park, 3.5 mi. S of Eielson Visitor Center, Alaska Range

History

Named by U.S. Congress on June 14, 1930, for Carl Ben Eielson "in honor of the pioneer work in aviation performed in Alaska and the North ***." Eielson had recently been killed in a plane crash in Siberia. The local name "Copper Mountain" was reported in 1925 by S. R. Capps, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).