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13E Pallett Mountain

Location: Los Angeles County, California

Name derived from a USGS bench mark that reads "Pallett"-it was extended for use here from Pallett Creek whose headwaters are on the north slope of this summit running down to the Devil's Punchbowl (1900). Named for Bob Pallett, part of a large pioneer ranching family whose home was in Valyermo by Big Rock Creek. Bob Pallett was a trusted friend of reclusive mountain man and hunter. Charles Vincent Dougherty a.k.a. "Charles Tom Vincent" (1838-1926)-for whom nearby "Vincent's Gap" and "Vincent Gulch" are named. Bob's sons were hunters and they favored this ridge which at the time was rich in game. Their sister's name survives as the source for"Mount Emma".

"Pallett" first appears on State Mining Bureau Geological Map of California (1916).

Pallett Creek first appears on USGS Cima Mesa Advance Sheet (1934).

Peak name first appears on USFS Angeles National Forest map (1963).

Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1965.

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