BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mahood Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW side of Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°55'50''N, 120°22'55''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.: 92P/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92P
92P/15
92P/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 March 1955 on 92P, as identified in CPR's "Report of Progress on Explorations & Surveys to January 1874" and as labelled on maps since that time, and as labelled on BC Lands' map 1EM, 1915.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named c1872 after James Adams Mahood ( -1901), land surveyor, who surveyed the CPR route from Quesnel mouth to Yellowhead in 1871; undoubtedly the course of his survey and reconnaisance took him through the valleys of Canim and Mahood Lakes. He surveyed in all corners of the province from 1871 to 1891. "Mahood Lake" is mentioned in connection with travels 18 September 1872 (CPR's "Report of Progress on Explorations & Surveys to January 1874" by Sanford Fleming, engineer in charge). See also extensive biographical information in Provincial Archives.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office