Mount Mangin

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 Mount Joffre in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°32'30''N, 115°13'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet # 9, surveyed in 1916, published 1917.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Named in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after General Charles Marie Emmanuel Mangin (1866-1925), commander of French Armies, who won honours in the 2nd Battle of Artois - "The Labyrinth" - May 1915, and further distinguished himself the following year at the 2nd Battle of Verdun.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.