Foley Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Wahleach Lake and Chilliwack River, E of Chilliwack, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°09'36''N, 121°35'06''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 17 June 1946 on 92H/SW as an established name in the mountaineering community (March 1944 advice from W.H. Matthews, Canadian Alpine Club, files M.2.40 and C.1.50).

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Named after Mr. Foley of Messrs. Foley, Welch and Stewart, the contracting firm which undertook construction of the Fraser Valley Section of Canadian Northern Pacific Railway (now C.N.R) in 1912-13.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

... Foley, Wlech & Stewart was the largest railway construction company in North America prior to WW 1. It was created in 1908 as a reorganization of a prior company, Foley Bros & Larson. Principal partners in the new concern were John W. Stewart and his brothers-in-law Tim Foley and Patrick Welch. The company carried out most of the major railway projects in BC before the onset of the Great War...

Source: Encyclopedia of British Columbia; Daniel Francis, ed; Harbour Publishing Ltd, 2000. ISBN 1-55017-200-X