Takomkane Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: Headwaters of Boss Creek, N of Canim Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°06'08''N, 120°55'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/2

Origin Notes and History:

Boss Mountain identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, in association with Boss Triangulation Station established here. Name changed to "Takomkane Mountain" 1 September 1960 on 93A, the local name according to 1957 advice from R.D. McCaw, BCLS, and as labelled on his 1936 map 93A/2, and on BC map 3G, 1949 & 1957. Further changed to Big Timothy Mountain 2 March 1961 on 93A, to reflect entrenched and preferred local usage. (letters August 1957, file B.1.37, and April 1964, file Q.1.60)

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

Labelled "Takomkane Mtn (Big Timothy)" on R.D. McCaw's 1936 map 93A/2 (file B.1.37)

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

"Ta-kom-kane is the Indian name for Big Timothy Mountain..." (Major E.B. Hart, letters 8 December 1937 and 10 January 1938, file 01863). Origin/significance not recorded.

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