Miette River

Alberta. River: Athabasca River drainage
Yellowhead Pass E to Jasper
52° 51′ 55″ N 118° 4′ 10″ W — Map 083D16 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in Canada
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The name appears on Arrowsmith’s 1859 map and Trutch’s 1871 map.

Named after Roche Miette.

References:

  • Smyth, David. “Some fur trade place names of the Yellowhead Pass: west of the summit to Tête Jaune Cache.” Canoma (journal of the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names), Vol. 11, No. 2 (1985)
  • McMillan, James. Winnipeg: Hudson’s Bay Company archives. Portion of letter James McMillan to William Connelly HBCA B.188/b/4 fo. 9-10 (1825).
  • Arrowsmith, John [1790–1873]. Provinces of British Columbia and Vancouver Island; with portions of the United States and Hudson’s Bay Territories. 1859. UVic
  • Trutch, Joseph William [1826–1904]. Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude. Victoria, B.C.: Lands and Works Office, 1871. University of Victoria
  • White, James. “Place names in the vicinity of Yellowhead Pass.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1914–1915):107-114. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Smyth, David. “Jasper National Park: some fur trade place names of the Yellowhead Pass.” Canoma, Vol. 11, No. 1 (1985)

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