Mount Jessie

Feature type: mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: BC-Alta boundary, between Whiteshield Mtn and Carcajou Pass

Named in 1925 for Jessie Campbell, sister of Ontario-born Alan John Campbell (1882–1967), a Dominion Land Surveyor who worked on the Alberta-British Columbia boundary survey from 1913 to 1924.

One of the privileges that fell to Alan Campbell as surveyor was naming mountains and passes. In this he says that he preferred to employ descriptive terms rather than commemorate the names of persons. In the spring of 1913 went to Tête Jaune Cache in the Cariboo mountains. He traveled the Fraser by canoe and raft and with Dalby Morkill ran the Giscombe and Goat Rapids. Up above Giscombe and as far up-river as McBride, Thompson surveyed land sections. He recalled that the first building in McBride was known as Dan’s place. All other accommodation was in the form of tents only, but in Dan’s Place one could rent half a bed for an eight hour stretch. Those beds, he recalls, were never empty.

References:

  • Andrews, Gerald Smedly. Professional land surveyors of British Columbia. Cumulative nominal roll. Victoria: Corporation of Land Surveyors of British Columbia, 1978
  • Holmgren, Eric J. and Holmgren, Patricia M. Over 2,000 place names of Alberta. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1973
  • Robson Valley Courier. Weekly newspaper published by Pyramid Press of Jasper from1969–88.

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