Selkirk Range

British Columbia. Mountains
Extends S from Big Bend, Columbia River, into Montana,
50.5 N 117.5 W — Map 082K12 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1959
Official in BCCanada
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Pre-emptor’s map Tête Jaune 3H 1919
Selkirk Mountains

Selkirk Mountains

Thomas Douglas 
5th Earl of Selkirk

Thomas Douglas
5th Earl of Selkirk

These mountains were originally called “Nelson’s Mountains” by David Thompson [1770–1857], after Horatio Nelson, the hero of Trafalgar.

After the union of the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company [1670–] in 1821, the mountains were renamed in honour of Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk [1771-1820].He was noteworthy as a Scottish philanthropist who sponsored immigrant settlements in Canada at the Red River Colony.


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