BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Barlow
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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, W of Blaeberry River, N of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°42'19''N, 116°48'39''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 by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1919, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 18, surveyed in 1917.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Mount Barlow (NOT Ghurkas Mountain) adopted 4 March 1920 on Ottawa file OBF 0478.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
After Dr. A.E. Barlow, who served a term as president of the Canadian Mining Institute and who was associate professor of Geology at McGill University. He and his wife were lost in the Empress of Ireland disaster in 1914. (Letter from Department of Defence, October 11, 1920)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office