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Mount Garfield covered with some fresh snow.
In 1853, Capt. John Gunnison was alerted by his recorded, Lt. E.G. Beckwith, who noticed the unusual formation of the mountain range. He said the mountain resembled "books on a shell" and the name "Bookcliff" become permanent. Settlers moved into the Grand Valley in 1882 and dedicated the promontory of Mt. Garfield to President James Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881.
Image ID: 825600
Object Title: Mount Garfield