BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Field
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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: N side Kicking Horse River, NE of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°25'51''N, 116°27'46''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/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1904 in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named by CPR railway officials in 1884 after Cyrus West Field (1819-92), an American merchant who had laid the first Atlantic cable, 1858, a second in 1866; Mr. Field was visiting the Canadian Rockies the year that CPR named the station and nearby mountain after him.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office