Information About

Van Horn Ridge

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 2' 2" N,
136 ° 2' 38" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Elevation

3061 ft (932.99 m)

Uses

Van Horn Ridge in Detail.

About

in Glacier Bay National Monument extends SW 1 mi. W of Red Mtn. and 40 mi. SW of Skagway, St. Elias Mts

History

Named by American Geographical Society in 1947 for F. R. Van Horn, 1872-1933, American geologist who visted Muir Inlet in 1913. Van Horn was born in Ohio and was a graduate of Rutgers University He taught geology and minerology at Rutgers University and at the Case School of Applied Science. He was Director of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1920-33. He was the author of numerous scientific papers mostly dealing with mineralogy .