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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sierra Nevada: 12,240-foot peak Mount Andrea Lawrence Named

A 12,240-foot Sierra Nevada peak just beyond the edge of Tuolumne County
and Yosemite National Park officially took on the name of a legendary Olympic athlete and Mono County conservationist this week. President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday an act that gives the former
“Peak 12,240,” dubbed generically for its elevation, the name of Mount Andrea Lawrence.
Lawrence died in March 2009 at age 76. She, among her many accomplishments, was the
first American alpine skier to win two gold medals, claiming them at the 1952 Oslo Olympics.
http://www.uniondemocrat.com/News/Local-News/Yosemite-mountain-named-for-Olympian.


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