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MOUNT SAINT HELENA
THE NATIVE AMERICANS CALLED THE MOUNTAIN “KANAMOTO,” MEANING “HUMAN MOUNTAIN.”
Mount St. Helena is part of the 52 mile long “Mayacamas Mountain Range” whose peaks are flanked by Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties. The mountain is composed of uplifted 2.4-million-year-old volcanic rocks from the Clear Lake Volcanic Field. The Mountain’s highest points are East Peak/Middle Peak at 4,203 feet, South Peak at 4,003 feet and the summit, North Peak, which rises to an elevation of 4,342 feet. Mount St. Helena may be the most majestic mountain in the Mayacamas Range but Cobb Mountain holds the record for being the tallest standing at 4,724 feet.
A Russian expedition party from Fort Ross surmounted the mountain in June of 1841 and as they raised their flag on the mountaintop, they placed a copper plate inscribed with their names and the date, June 1841 and then they named the mountain “Mount Saint Helena.” The plate was inscribed: Russians - June 1841 - PL Vosnisevski III - Ei Tschernecii - Russians
The summit, located in Sonoma County, is where today you will find replica markers, mounted on a rocky outcropping, depicting the original one that was left by the Russians and then an explanation for its replacement.
The stone says:
· According to the Weekly Calistogian we need to back up several hundred years to the year 250, when Flavia Iulia Helena was born. She was the mother of Constantine the Great. She was a devout Christian and is credited with establishing Christianity at the heart of Western civilization.
· Helena, famed for her piety, was ultimately granted sainthood.
So there really was a Saint Helena.
The Weekly goes on to say:
· In 1841 Baron Alexander Rotchef visited Fortress Ross. The Baron brought with him his beautiful and adventurous wife, the Princess Helena, whose godfather was none other than Czar Nicholas himself. Princess Helena had been named after Saint Helena and was held in high regard by her people.
· The Princess had seen the mountain from afar and was anxious to get a closer look. Fortunately for her, a team of Russian scientists had been dispatched to climb the mountain to collect specimens. She would accompany them, finally reaching the summit on a clear afternoon. To the west she could see the huge, blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean, to the east the still snow-capped Sierra. She stood in awe and reverence for what she knew was a gift from God.
· As they raised their flag on the mountaintop, they placed a copper plate inscribed with their names and the date, June 1841. It was then they named the mountain “Mount Saint Helena.”
Compiled by: Bill Wink November 2017
History of Lake and Napa counties 1881
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