Bennington Peak

Alberta-BC boundary. Peak
S of Amethyst Lake
52°39’17” N 118°17’53” W — Map 083D09 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada
Mt. Bennington From Surprise Point

Mt. Bennington From Surprise Point
Canadian Alpine Journal 1927

This mountain near the headwaters of the Fraser River was named for North West Company explorer Simon Fraser (1776–1862). Fraser was born in Bennington, Vermont. The peak was named by the interprovincial boundary survey party of Wheeler and Cautley in 1921.
References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924. Whyte Museum
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part iii-a. topographical surveys of the watershed. 1922, 1923, 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1925. Whyte Museum
  • Spadavecchia, N. W. “Mt. Bennington.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1927):58-62. Alpine Club of Canada

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