Mapping Mount Borah

by added on 12 January 2017, Comments Off on Mapping Mount Borah , posted in Blog

In the fall of 1934, a U. S. Geological Survey crew led by topographer Lee Morrison, surveyed Borah Peak (aka Mount Borah) in order to create a topographic map. Boisean Lyman Marden was working for the USGS at the time and was included as part of the crew. Marden was employed as a surveyor, but he was also a photographer, and he documented the survey. The Statesman published an illustrated article by Marden in February 1935, which we’ve attached to this post:Climbing

The survey team presented Morrison with an album of Marden’s photographs, which was donated to the Idaho State Historical Society​ in 1998 and recently digitized by Idaho State Archives​ staff. Here’s link to the digital file:

Lyman Marden later joined the army, serving in World War II and Korea. He achieved the rank of colonel before he retired in 1962. He later lived in Wisconsin and Florida, where he died in September, 1976.

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