T.R. asked me the other day why they are called the Brooks Mountains. The story behind the name is as short as it is uninteresting. They are named after Alfred Hulse Brooks, who was the head of the USGS in Alaska a while back (you can name things after yourself when you work for the USGS.) I wasn't kidding about "short and uninteresting", was I?
Come on, though. Did they really not discover those mountains until after 1903?