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Mount Lebanon (Jabal Lubnan in Arabic) is a chain of mountains in the middle of Lebanon, begining north of Zahle and ending before Akkar in the north. The highest point is the peak of Sauda at 3.083 meters. It is sometimes found on maps as "Lebanon Mountains" and it is entirely in present-day Lebanon. To the left of these mountains is the Bekaa valley and to the left of that the Anti-Lebanon mountain range which is shared with next-door Syria.
References made to the Mount Lebanon area by immigrants around the turn of the century would most likely place it in "Syria" as this was a common denomination for the area that is now two countries - Lebanon and Syria.
Rose in Arabic is "Ward" (more or less, the pronuciation is difficult to spell in English) but many immigrants simply adapted an arabic name to something that sounded similar in the local language. I have a great-aunt whose name was also Rose (actually it was Rosa in Spanish). Her original name in arabic was "Rauza", which sounds very similar.
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