Mount O'Beirne

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, just N of Yellowhead Mountain, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°54'49''N, 118°37'17''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 November 1918; so-identitied in BC-Alberta Boundary Report, Part 2, p.25, and on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 29.

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

After Milton & Cheadle's companion, Eugene Francis O'Beirne, who by all accounts was an accomplished freeloader, smooth talker, and clever inventor of ever-more elaborate fictions about his personal accomplishments; being interested in getting to Victoria from his present situation at Fort Edmonton, O'Beirne attached himself to Milton & Cheadle's expedition in 1864. [see "On the Trail of Mr. O'B." by Tommy Tweed - a paper delivered to the Canadian Historical Association meeting in Calgary in 1968; copy provided by Tony Cashman, Edmonton, February 2008, file J.1.49.] See also "The Overlanders of '62" by Mark Sweeten Wade, Archives of British Columbia Memoir IX, 1931, pp. 49,50.

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