Mount Pauline

Feature Type: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. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary on S side of Beaverdam Pass, NE of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°32'06''N, 119°53'56''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 April 1925, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheets 35 & 36, 1923, and identified in BC-Alberta boundary Report, Part III, p. 40.

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

Geodetic station "Curly" was established here. "Mount Pauline (not Curly Mtn)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Named in 1923 by boundary surveyors after Hon. Frederick Arthur Pauline, Speaker of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly at the time. Born 19 September 1861 at Henley-on-Thames, England; came to Canada in 1883; president Victoria Board of Trade, 1907-08; alderman, Victoria City Council 1908; retired from wholesale dry goods business, 1911; elected to British Columbia Legislature (Saanich) 1920; speaker the Legislative Assembly 30 October 1922 - 10 May 1924; appointed agent-general for British Columbia to London, England, 1924; died 30 June 1955. See also Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1924, p.481.

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

"F.A. Pauline was the new Agent General for British Columbia at the time of this 2653m mountain's naming in 1925. The mountain was formerly known as "Curly Mountain," after Donald 'Curly' Phillips, a local guide, but the present name was chosen to avoid duplication." [also Pauline Creek, flowing east from Mount Pauline into Jackpine River in Alberta.]

Source: Place Names of Alberta, Alberta Geographical Names Program and Friends of Geographical Names of Alberta Society, University of Calgary Press, 4 volumes, 1991-1996.