BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Fromme
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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: Just SE of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver (municipality), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°23'00''N, 123°03'23''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.: 92G/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 December 1937 on 92G/6, as labelled on BC map 5B, 1929.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Labelled "The Dome" on A.J. Campbell's 1927 topographic survey, and may still be so-known. An even older name is Timber Mountain, referring to the prime timber once found here.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1928 by E.A. Cleveland, Chief Commission of Greater Vancouver Water District, after J.M. Fromme, the reeve [mayor] of North Vancouver at the time, and logging operator whose company had obtained timber rights on this mountain.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"After J.M. Fromme, 'Father of Lynn Valley,' the lumber camp foreman who in 1899 built the first house in the valley. From 1924 to 1929 he was reeve of North Vancouver District. He died, aged eighty-three, in 1941.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997