Telegraph Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Chilako and West Road (Blackwater) Rivers, W of Punchaw (locality), NW of Quesnel, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°23'00''N, 123°29'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93G/6
Related Maps: 93G/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 May 1963 on 93G as a long-established name, and as labelled on BC Lands' map 1G, 1916.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Dr. G.M. Dawson [Geological Survey of Canada] gave this to commemorate the Telegraph line which skirted the northeast flank of the range. See letter dated February 16, 1962 on file 93G.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa