Mount Forget

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 Morkill Pass, NE of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°39'49''N, 119°44'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 November 1925 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 37.

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

"Mount Forget (not Detail Mountain)" 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 1925 after Hon. Amédée Emmanuel Forget (1847 - 1923), from Banff, Alberta; lieutenant governor of the North West Territory 1898-1905; the first lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan, 1905-1910; member of the Senate of Canada from 1911 until his death in 1923.

Source: Provincial Archives' Place Names File (the "Harvey File") compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions