Thursday, April 4, 2013

Have you ever made the pilgrimage?

Several years ago, in the early 90's, I was invited to Tulsa to give a presentation ('Sherlock Holmes and the single male. Does Sherlock Holmes help or hurt your dating life.') at a Sherlock Holmes convention.
Several of us from our scion made the journey. Since we were headed that way we decide we would also try to achieve the summit of newly named 'Holmes Peak'.
We made ourselves an expedition flag and everything.
On our visit we were lucky enough to have Richard Warner join us for the trek.
If you are ever in the area . . . . 

How Did Holmes Peak Get Its Name?

Holmes Peak is named after the fictional character Sherlock Holmes created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. Richard S. Warner filled out the paperwork with the United States Board on Geographic Names, and the name became official on October 5, 1983.
Click on the link above to read the article.
Holmes Peak has been mentioned as a site for the proposed Shan Gray monument, The American.
Source Warner, Richard S. (1985). The Naming of Holmes Peak. The Baker Street Journal, 35, pp. 29-31. Tulsa World, April 23, 2004; 

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