BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Bosworth
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Feature Types.
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, N of Wapta Lake in Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°27'53''N, 116°20'01''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.: 82N/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1917, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet 16 (surveyed 1903 & 1906) and as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
G.M. Bosworth, 4th Vice President of Canadian Pacific Railway (c1915 notation on BC name card).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1904 after George Morris Bosworth (1858-1925), CPR freight traffic manager, 1896-1901, later VP in charge of traffic. Retired 1918, succeeded by William Robinson MacInnes. (information provided in 1955 from Jim Shields, manager CPR Archives, Montreal).
Source: included with note