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
This mountains appears on:
Pre-emptor’s map Tête Jaune 1919
Selkirk Mountains

Selkirk Mountains

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

After the union of the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821, they 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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