BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Contact Creek
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows S across BC-Yukon boundary, into Liard River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 59°59'48''N, 127°43'31''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 94M/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 August 1949 on 95D (Yukon mapsheet); re-approved 7 March 1951 on 94M.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-named to mark the meeting of the north-bound and south-bound construction crews of the Alaska Highway project. It was here, on 25 September 1942, that the crews met and touched bulldozer blades, thereby opening the Fort Nelson to Whitehorse section of the route.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Previously approved on September 1, 1949 on 95D. Headwaters in Yukon at 60 10 - 147 45 on 95 D/4. Crosses from Yukon into B.C. at 60 00 - 147 43 30 on 95 D/4.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa