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Elisha Mitchell and His Mountain

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Elisha Mitchell, scientist, minister, and University of North Carolina professor, lost his life trying to prove that Black Dome, now called Mount Mitchell, was the highest peak in the eastern United States. After his death, the U.S. Geological Service in 1881-1882 upheld his measurements of the highest peak in the Black Mountain Range and officially named it after him.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 49 Issue 1, Fall 2006, p32-33, il, por