Mormon Dan Peak
Mormon Dan Peak is a peak that is quite close to the Soldier Meadows road near where it meets the playa road, just north of the Humboldt/Pershing Line.
Not to be confused with Mormon Dan Butte, located near Winnemucca..
The phrase "Mormon Dan" is possibly connected to the Mormon Danites. Wikipedia states: "The Danites were a fraternal organization founded by Latter Day Saint members in June 1838, in the town of Far West in Caldwell County, Missouri. During their period of organization in Missouri, the Danites operated as a vigilante group and took a central role in the events of the 1838 Mormon War. Whether or not the Danites existed after the 1847 arrival of the LDS Church in Utah is still debated."
In 1983 a helicopter survey identified a number of claims in the southern Calico Hills. Claims were staked knowing that the area was within the a designated wilderness study area. The claims were designated the Dan Claims, possibly because of Mormon Dan Peak, Mormon Dan Springs and Mormon Dan Canyon, located to the northeast of the claims.
- Mormon Dan Butte GNIS
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