BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Harper
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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: S of Paul Lake, just NE of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°43'04''N, 120°07'42''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.: 92I/9
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 June 1926 on Ottawa file OBF 1140; an established name according to 1925 advice from C.H. Taggart.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after early ranchers.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"In 1861 Jerome and Thaddeus Harper established the ranch that still bears their name, following cattle drives from the States to the Cariboo. They soon developed the huge empire which included the Gang Ranch and land at Clinton and Kelly Lake. Jerome died in 1874 and Thaddeus went bankrupt in 1889."
Source: Place Names of the Kamloops District; Kamloops Museum, 1978