BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Baker
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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: On BC-Alberta boundary, just N of Yoho National Park, NE of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°39'55''N, 116°35'52''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.: 82N/10
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 18 July 1899 as submitted by C.S. Thompson of the Appalachian Mountain Club of Boston (Ottawa file OBF 0137).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
At the time, Mr. Thompson had provided a list of names and "Sketch map of part of the Rocky Mountains" (Latitude 51 to 52, Longitude 116 to 117), received by the Surveyor General and submitted for approval of the Board (Ottawa file 0137). The map was published as "Map of the Wapta Icefield" in Canadian Alpine Journal Vol 1, No 1, 1907, p.151
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Mis-identified as "Stremotch Mountain" on subsequent maps or documents (title/date not cited)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named (1897 ?) by mountaineer J. Norman Collie, after G.P. Baker, member of the 1897 Appalachian Mountain Club's expedition to the Rocky Mountains.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office