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1B Bohna Peak

Location: Kern County, California

Named for early Portuguese American pioneer family. Christian Bohna built the first house (1860) in "Baker's field" for town founder Col. Thomas Baker and helped him in his attempt to develop a waterway from former Kern Lake to San Francisco. After the great floods of 1861 (where it was reported that the entire San Joaquin Valley was an inland sea the size of Like Michigan), the family returned to ranching and logging the highlands west of Blue Mountain (near town of woody, which is named after son in law Dr Sparrow W. Woody). Bohna's ranch was near this peak.

Correction received from a descendant of Christian Bohna: "Christian Bohna was not Portuguese he was from Leipzig ,Saxony ,Germany Born Jan. 28, 1805 Died Sept. 16, 1872 and is buried at the Oak Grove Cem. Balance Rock Rd. Glennville, Ca. The reason I know this to be true is that Christian Bohna was my Gr. Gr. Gr. Grandfather."

Peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1970, as follows:
BOHNA PEAK (6600+) Greenhorn area.
Climb via Cedar Creek Cpgd. (4 mi., 2200' gain). Steep, partly trailless
climb with lots of wildflowers in season. Wildlife includes deer and wild
turkeys. Exploratory led June 14, 1970.

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