“Beyer’s Peak, Alaska”

Richard Estelle
Palmer Museum of History and Art
Open Finding Aid
Creator

Unknown-Possibly Irv Plitt

Collection

Plitt Collection

Time Period

1945-1955

Description

Summer view of two people perched atop a rock facing away from the camera toward rugged mountains to the south. Two cans and a water bottle on the rock suggest a repast. Prominent is the mountain known at the time as Beyer’s Peak, latter shown on maps as Matanuska Peak. While the name on the photo is spelled “Buyer’s”, research indicates that the name originated in reference to Herman Edward Beyer, thought to be the first person documented to have climbed the peak in 1942.

Location

Chugach Mountains Near Palmer, Alaska

Type

Digital File, slightly brown tone black & white

ENTRY ID

Mountain@1-Plt

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