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SAMPLE SUPPORTING STATEMENT

Sample format of letter or petition for name proposal to Board on Geographic Names.  Send directly to the Board, with a copy to the Name4Carl Committee at email or Bill Jones, Lead Member, Name4Carl Committee, 0637 Blue Ridge Road, Silverthorne, CO 80498. Your letter and your address may become public.
 

 

Your name
Organization (include title or role) if pertinent
Address
City, State, Zip
date of your letter
Telephone (optional)
E-mail (optional)

Mr. Louis A. Yost
Executive Secretary
U.S. Board on Geographic Names
U.S. Geological Survey
523 National Center
Reston, VA 20192-0523.

 

RE: name of a feature on federal maps

I (we) urge that the board approve a name to a feature shown on federal maps.

The feature proposed to be named has been informally named Sharsmith Peak, False White Mountain Peak, and False White in local usage, as well as Peak 12,002. This feature is the otherwise unnamed peak 12,002 shown on the 1956 Tuolumne Meadows, Calif. 15 minute topographic quadrangle map published by the U.S. Geological Survey, and located on the border of Yosemite National Park and Inyo National Forest (also on the border of Tuolumne and Mono Counties of the State of California), between White Mountain and Gaylor Peak, north of Tioga Pass, on the Sierra Nevada divide. Its geographic coordinates are latitude N37 56.194' and longitude W119 17.615'. This point is at the eastern border of the legislated Yosemite National Park wilderness and the western border of the Harvey Monroe Hall Natural Area of Inyo National Forest.

I (we) propose the formal name for this informally-named feature as Sharsmith Peak, for Carl W. Sharsmith, 1903-1994.

My (our) reason for proposing this name for the above feature is

State your or your group's reason(s) for wanting the informally-named peak to be formally named Sharsmith Peak (petitions can omit this step or give a general reason for all signers). Your reasons should go beyond extolling Sharsmith's contributions and specifically mention why you want this particular peak to be named for him. Also, include how Sharsmith's legacy might be important to future persons who might be influenced by his standards if there is a peak name to recall his memory. Show how putting Carl's name on the maps of this peak will do more good to society than will keeping his name off the peak. Be succinct and within the context of  board policies, explained on this website--see How can a feature be named for Carl?.

My (our) association with the feature in question is

Brief your or your group's background--show how it relates to Carl and/or the area of informally-named Sharsmith Peak. Help the Board understand the context of your interest so it can better evaluate your input.

 

Sincerely,

Your signature
Your title if any

For petitions. include signatures, readable names (printed) and addresses of signers, with dates when signed, titles if any.

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