Dunn Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between North Thompson River and East BarriƩre Lake, N of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°26'14''N, 119°57'17''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82M/5

Origin Notes and History:

Submitted to Ottawa 24 September 1964, and listed in 1966 BC Gazetteer, but apparently not adopted until 20 November 1972. Labelled on GSC map #1997, Chu Chua Creek, 1923.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

J.F. Smith, early North Thompson prospector, reported that one James Dunn had mined gold with a rocker "...above the North River Indian village..." about 1888. Dunn became sick and went to California - and was never heard of again. (Kamloops Museum, 1978) Also Dunn Creek, Lake and Range.

Source: included with note