Mount Breakenridge

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 Harrison Lake, W of Big Silver Creek, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°43'12''N, 121°56'02''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/12

Origin Notes and History:

"Mount Breakenridge (not Douglas Mountain)" adopted 2 May 1922.

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

After Sapper Archibald T. Breakenridge, RE, who was with Lieutenant Palmer's party making a reconnaissance survey from the north end of Harrison Lake to Four Mile House on Lillooet River, in 1859. (Accounts & Papers, Colonies, 1860, Vol XLIV ).

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

mólkwcen is the Ucwalmícwts name - the language of the Lower Lillooet people - for Mount Breakenridge.This is also the traditional name for the camp at the mouth of Stokke Creek (June 2007 advice from Maurice DePaoli, Cultural Researcher and Heritage Resources Advisor for In-SHUCK-ch Nation.) [Pronunciation and origin information to follow.]

Source: included with note