Mastodon Peak

British Columbia. Peak
Alta-BC boundary, E of headwaters of Fraser River
52°37’00” N 118°21’00” W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1922 (Wheeler and Cautley).
Name officially adopted in 1963. Unofficial in BCCanada

Named in 1922 by the interprovincial boundary survey party because of a fancied resemblance to the extinct form of elephant.

Previously official.

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur O., and Cautley, R.W. 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, 1921
  • Holmgren, Eric J. and Holmgren, Patricia M. Over 2,000 place names of Alberta. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1973

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