How did Mt. Hood get its name?
Originally, Mt Hood was named Wy’east, given by the local Native Americans. You are still able to find references throughout the area. On October 29th, 1792, Lt. William Broughton, who was a member of Captain George Vancouver’s discovery expedition, renamed the mountain to its current name. Broughton named the mountain Mt. Hood, in honor of Samuel Hood who was a British Admiral.
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