That Pesky Warren Lake Trail on Google

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Re: That Pesky Warren Lake Trail on Google

Post by bobcat » March 15th, 2021, 7:07 pm

A yardstick might be the 100 years it took to correct the "Tannen Lakes" "Tannen Butte" "Tannen Creek" (Red Buttes Wilderness, S. Oregon) typo on a 1916 USGS topo map. The 2016 topo finally has all these correctly as "Tanner." In the meantime, every map and guidebook, etc., repeated the error. In 2019, all the signs on in the wilderness as well as the relevant USFS webpages were still "Tannen", but the signs were probably incinerated in the 2020 Slater Fire, which will give another chance to correct the error. That would mean the USGS communicating with the USFS though.

And I still don't see a topo map with Sturgeon Rock and Pyramid Rock in the right place.

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Re: That Pesky Warren Lake Trail on Google

Post by rubiks » March 16th, 2021, 8:47 pm

Maybe it'll go the Mt. Adams route...
In the 1830s, Hall J. Kelley led a campaign to rename the Cascade Range as the President's Range and rename each major Cascade mountain after a former President of the United States. Mount Adams was not known to Kelley and was thus not in his plan. Mount Hood, in fact, was designated by Kelley to be renamed after President John Adams and St. Helens was to be renamed after George Washington. In a mistake or deliberate change by mapmaker and proponent of the Kelley plan, Thomas J. Farnham, the names for Hood and St. Helens were interchanged. And, likely because of the confusion about which mountain was St. Helens, he placed the Mount Adams name north of Mount Hood and about 40 miles (64 km) east of Mount St. Helens. By what would seem sheer coincidence, there was in fact a large mountain there to receive the name. Since the mountain had no official name at the time, Kelley's name stuck even though the rest of his plan failed.[12] However, it was not official until 1853, when the Pacific Railroad Surveys, under the direction of Washington Territory governor Isaac I. Stevens, determined its location, described the surrounding countryside, and placed the name on the map.

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Re: That Pesky Warren Lake Trail on Google

Post by retired jerry » March 17th, 2021, 5:56 am

how funny, the only mountain to be named after a president was not part of his plan

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Re: That Pesky Warren Lake Trail on Google

Post by aiwetir » April 1st, 2021, 6:02 am

Well they did it. We’ll see how long it lasts

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Re: That Pesky Warren Lake Trail on Google

Post by Chip Down » April 1st, 2021, 6:17 pm

aiwetir wrote:
April 1st, 2021, 6:02 am
Well they did it. We’ll see how long it lasts
Considering the date, I checked to see if that's for real. :D

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