Son Wants Peak in Glacier Named After Father

By Beacon Staff

The son of a former Glacier National Park guide and trails supervisor is asking the U.S. Board of Geographic Names to name an unnamed peak in the park after his father.

William P. Yenne of San Francisco, Calif., wants the mountain named Yenne Peak after his father, William J. Yenne.

The Daily Inter Lake reports that William J. Yenne was born in 1908 and worked in the park for many years. He died in 1994.

The U.S. Board of Geographic Names has a policy of not creating new names in wilderness areas.

William P. Yenne is asking the board to make an exception.

The Montana State Library is seeking public comments on the request.

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