Mt. Frazier proposed

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to rename Frenchman Mountain after a woman who was longtime advocate of improving education in Nevada.

After teaching jobs in several mining camps, Frazier moved to Sparks where she was principal of Sparks Elementary School. Eventually she became school superintendent in a Las Vegas district. She was elected to the Nevada Legislature in 1950 and spent 12 years there promoting education. She is considered the driving force behind Nevada Southern University, now UNLV. In 1962, she was appointed lieutenant governor of Nevada.

The U.S. House bill was introduced by U.S. Rep. Dina Titus. It will compete with a similar proposal to change the mountain's name to Mt. Reagan, which has been approved by the Nevada Board on Geographic Names. Frenchman is located in Clark County and is a noted exposure of the Great Unconformity identified by explorer John Wesley Powell.