"The mountain was named in 1878 by the Wheeler Survey for one of its members, J. H. Morgan, of Alabama. (Gudde, Place Names, 211; SCB 4, no. 4, June 1903: 290; USGS Bulletin 310, 161.) The mountain and creek are named on the first Mt. Goddard 30' map, 1912. The other names first appear on the 15-minute quads."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."