Mount Kelly

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE side of Allison Pass in E.C. Manning Provincial Park, SE of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°08'09''N, 120°51'27''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 30 March 1994 on 92 H/2; an established local name according to residents of Allison Pass, Manning Park and Princeton.

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

Also known as Kelly Mountain or Kelly's Mountain, referring to George Kelly (1916 - 1969), who operated the Ministry of Highways radio/repeater station at Allison Pass from 1949 through c1956. The radio tower was installed on this mountain across the road from the Highways yard, and once each week George hiked up the mountainside to maintain the radio. During winter storms, he often sought shelter in a purpose-built shack at the base of the radio tower, both long since removed. Earlier, Kelly had spent the war years as an RAF wireless operator in Egypt, and later he continued his career with Marconi Canada at Vancouver, until his death, at age 53. Survived by his wife Olga (deceased 1988) and children Ken, Garth, Tryna and Patrick. (information provided February 1994 and August 2003 by son, Pat Kelly)

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