Wilson, Mount

      peak (5,710 feet [1,740 metres]) in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest, southern California, U.S. It lies just northeast of Pasadena. A highway leads to the summit, an eroded plateau that is the site of a famous astronomical observatory, the Mount Wilson Observatory (established 1904), built by the Carnegie Institution and now operated by the Mount Wilson Institute. The mountain was named for Benjamin Davis Wilson, who blazed a burro trail to the summit in 1864.

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