|Title||Head of Nisqually Glacier and summit of Mount Rainier, showing Gibraltar Rock, August 4, 1895 |
|Photographer||Waite, Alvin H. (Alvin Henry), 1862-1929 |
|Notes||Notes in inventory: Paradise Park, Mount Tacoma. Head of Nisqually Glacier and Summit. Showing Gibraltar Rock.|
Nisqually Glacier is one of the great rivers of ice on the south slope of Mount Rainier. It extends from the summit to the headwaters of the Nisqually River, a distance of about five miles. This is one of the six largest glaciers on Mount Rainier and its terminus was about 1, 500 ft. lower in the middle 1880s. In 1870, it was named for the Nisqually River by Gen. Hazard Stevens and P. B. Van Trump, when they found it to be the source of that stream.
Gibraltar is a massive, square rock cliff, elevation 12, 679 ft., directly southeast of Mt. Rainier's summit in a saddle at the head of Ingraham Glacier. It was named by Maj. E. S. Ingraham and members of his exploring party in 1888 for its resemblance to Gibraltar at the west entrance to Mediterranean Sea.
PH Coll 291.178
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Glaciers--Washington (State)|
Rock formations--Washington (State)
|Subjects (LCSH)||Nisqually Glacier (Wash.)|
Rainier, Mount (Wash.)
Gibraltar Rock (Wash.)
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)-Mount Rainier |
|Digital Collection||Alvin H. Waite Photographs|
|Order Number||WAT058 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Alvin H. Waite Photograph Collection. PH Coll 291|
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 150 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2003. |