Mount Miner

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: NE side of junction of Allison Creek and Similkameen River, overlooking Princeton, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'28''N, 120°27'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 August 1952 on 92H, referring to the summit on the west side of Hayes Creek at 49° 29' x 120° 24' 30" as submitted by Princeton Board of Trade (file H.1.36). Location corrected 5 November 1953 on 92H/SE, to the summit on the west side of Shisler Creek at 48° 28' 30" x 120° 27' 20", being in the immediate foreground when viewed from Princeton (file H.1.36).

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

"At a recent meeting of the Princeton Board of Trade I was instructed to write to you requesting that the Baldy Mountain, which lies to the north-east of Princeton be re-named Bill Miner Mountain.... It was felt by the Board that [this name is] more in keeping with the history of this area." (21 May 1952 letter from Norman Littlewood, secretary, Princeton Board of Trade to Geographic Board; annotated map provided 20 June 1952, both on file H.1.36) No further information provided about Bill Miner.

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