Mount Bridgland

Alberta. Mount
North of Yellowhead Pass
52.9531 N 118.5258 W — Map 083D15 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in Canada

Named by Frank Sissons in 1923 after Morrison P. Bridgland (1878-1948), a Dominion Land Surveyor who named many peaks in Jasper Park and the Canadian Rockies.

Morrison P. Bridgland [1871–1948] was a Dominion Land Surveyor. A founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada. Bridgland was chief mountaineer in early Club camps. In the Club’s list of members in 1907, his residence is listed as Calgary and his affiliation the Topographical Survey of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, where he was assistant to Arthur Oliver Wheeler.

References:

  • Anon. “List of Members.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 1 (1907):188. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Bridgland, Morrison P. [1878–1948]. “Report of the Chief Mountaineer [Yoho camp].” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 1 (1907):131. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Bridgland, Morrison P. [1878–1948]. “Report of the Chief Mountaineer [Paradise Valley camp].” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1908):122. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Bridgland, Morrison P. [1878–1948]. “Report of the Chief Mountaineer [Rogers Pass camp 1908].” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 2 (1909):118. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Canadian Board on Geographical Names. Place-names of Alberta. Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1928. Hathi Trust
  • Sissons, Charles Bruce [1879–1965]. “Morrison P. Bridgland. In Memoriam.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 31 (1948):162-164. Alpine Club of Canada

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