Education: Excelsior!

Whenever he thought about those three Rocky Mountain peaks, Geologist Leslie W. LeRoy of the Colorado School of Mines got mad. In 1869, it seemed, some Harvard professor had come along to survey the Colorado Rockies, and with typical Ivy League impertinence had named a few of them. The highest peak he measured thus became Mt. Harvard (14,399 ft.), the next highest Mt. Yale (14,172), and a few years later, a third peak naturally was named Mt. Princeton (14,177). Not one Colorado peak bore the name of a Colorado campus.

In 1952 LeRoy happened to complain about this situation to a...

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