Pronunciation of LeConte as told by a member of the family in 1962
July 1, 2021
Petersburg is divided on the pronunciation of the word LeConte, as in LeConte Bay and in LeConte Glacier. An article in the August 24, 1962 edition of the Petersburg Press sets the record straight. The pertinent portion of the article is printed below.
KIN OF LeCONTE GLACIER NAMESAKE VISITS IN PETERSBURG
Eldon Coon put into Petersburg Monday with his charter yacht Manana II. Aboard were 17 passengers, mostly members of the Los Angeles Geographical Society.
They are showing a keen interest in things Alaskan, Skipper Coon says. One of the members of the party, a Mrs. Hoffman, has a special in...