BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Lester Pearson
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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: S of head of McLennan River, W of Valemount in the Premier Range, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°46'47''N, 119°32'42''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.: 83D/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 July 1973 on 83D. Elevation 10,000 feet +.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after the Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson (1897-1972), Canada's 18th Prime Minister, 1963-68. Previously Secretary of State for External Affairs, 1948-58, president of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1952-53, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957, for his efforts to resolve the Suez Crisis. As prime minister, he introduced a comprehensive pension plan, socialized medicine, and the maple-leaf flag. For photographs and biographical information about all of Canada's Prime Ministers, see www.primeministers.ca; link also to "Canada's Prime Ministers" from Office of the Prime Minister homepage www.pm.gc.ca
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office