Godeys Rock

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In 1965, Godeys Gap and Godeys Rock were named for Alexander Godey of the Fremont Expedition.[1]

Godeys Gap

The USGS Bureau of Graphical Names Folder states:

"gap, between Godeys Rock and Granite Point and connecting Black Rock Desert to Smoke Creek Desert about 2.5 miles west of Gerlach and 32 miles north of Pyramid Lake; named for Alexander Godey, who discovered this pass in January, 1844 while scouting for the Fremont Expedition."[2]

"Nevada Centennial Commission, AMS Lovelock 1:250; suggested name for unnamed feature to commemorate Alexander Godey, who did "advanced scouting" for the Fremont Expedition and found this "path across the mud flat to the Fox Mountains"; not in a USNF"[2]

Godeys Rock

The USGS Bureau of Graphical Names Folder states:

"northeast-southwest trending mountain about 2 miles long and 0.5 mile wide, with highest elevation of about 4629 feet, standing betwen Granite Point and the northern part of the Fox Range, and separating Black Rock Desert from Smoke Creek Desert about 2.5 miles west of Gerlach; named for Alexander Godey, who in January, 1844, did advanced scouting in this area for the Fremont Expedition"[3]

"Nevada Centennial Commission, AMS Lovelock 1:250; proposed name for unnamed feature; Alexander Godey, who did advanced scouting here while the Fremont party rested at Great Boiling Spring (Gerlach)"; not in a USNF"[3]

References

  1. Donald Jackson and Mary Lee Spence (eds.), "The expeditions of John Charles Frémont," 1970.
  2. 2.0 2.1 United States Geological Survey, Bureau of Graphical Names Folder NV_840667_001_Godeys Gap_frm_1965.pdf
  3. 3.0 3.1 United States Geological Survey, Bureau of Graphical Names Folder NV_840667_001_Godeys Rock_frm_1965.pdf

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