BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Hobson Lake
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Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N of Clearwater Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°32'40''N, 120°18'50''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.: 93A/9
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93A/8
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Origin Notes and History:

"Hobson Lake (not Cedar Lake, nor Upper Clearwater Lake)" adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC Lands' map 1J, 1917.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after John B. Hobson, ME (1844-1912), who opened up the Cariboo and Horsefly hydraulic mines. Hobson's biography & obituary are published in BC Mines Report 1911, p K53-54. A full account of his career appears in Canadian Mining Journal, February 1911.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"At the beginning of this century [Hobson] was considered one of the world's leading hydraulic mining engineers. He was responsible for the famous Bullion Pit at Hydraulic. He always travelled in style, and when he went up to the Cariboo in the summer hired the Dufferin fancy four-horse stage coach.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997