Classic Ed Quillen: The Namesake of Mt. Elbert

First Published in Colorado Central Magazine, May 1998

By Ed Quillen

samuel-elbert_webSamuel Hitt Elbert, whose name adorns Colorado’s highest peak, was born in Ohio on April 3, 1833. He grew up in Iowa and was graduated with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1854. He then studied law and was admitted to that state’s bar in 1856.

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