The Colonel

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE of Moose Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°04'54''N, 118°48'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 December 1923, as labelled A.O. Wheeler's 1911 map of Mount Robson, and on BC map 3H, 1919, and on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 30, 1922.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"After Colonel Aimé Laussedat (1819 - 1907), originator of the science of photo-topography." (A.O. Wheeler) [photo-topography is now called photogrammetry - the science of making maps using aerial photographs]

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office