BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Lolo
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Feature Types.
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: NE of Kamloops, between Paul and Heffley Lakes, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°48'07''N, 120°07'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92I/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0856, as labelled on BC Lands' map 1E, 1915, and on Dominion Sectional sheet 111, Kamloops, 1916.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Lolo was an important interpreter and right-hand man to John Tod, Hudson's Bay Company's chief factor at Fort Kamloops 1841-43.
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Jean Baptiste Lolo - a respected Shuswap Chief of Iroquois and French-Canadian descent; he was nicknamed "St. Paul" because of his admiration for the saint (and likely the origin of the "St.Paul" names in the vicinity of Kamloops.)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office