B Y T H E N U M B E R S
Items that have been named for Princeton
According to "Princeton University: The First 250 Years"
by Don Oberdorfer, these are some of the items that have
been named for Princeton:
Asteroid Princetonia, number 508, discovered in
1903 by astronomy professor Raymond Dugan.
Phrygilus Princetonianus, a type of finch
discovered in Patagonia in 1898.
Princeton Glacier, which flows into Nassau Fjord,
an arm of Prince William Sound in southern Alaska. It was
named in 1909 by George Perkins of the U.S. Coast and
Mount Princeton, near Buena Vista, Colo., which
was climbed and named in 1872 by a group of Princeton
students on a summer field expedition. They were led by
Harvard geology professor Joshua Whitney, after whom Mount
Whitney in the Sierra Nevada range is named. At 14,197 feet,
Mount Princeton is 223 feet shorter than Mount Harvard but
one foot taller than Mount Yale.
Pterygotus Princetonii, a Devonian fossil fish
discovered in 1933 by professor Erling Dorf on Beartooth
Nassauica Dusenii, a plant first found in
Patagonia in 1897.
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By the numbers: Items that have been named for Princeton
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