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British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC
- Chutine is an Indian word meaning 'half-people' (i.e., the population in the area was half-Tlingit and half Tahltan).
- Mount Edziza - This peak is named after the Edzertza family, a well-known Indian family living in the area.
- Glenora - This name is said to have been compounded from the Gaelic glen ('valley') and the Spanish oro ('gold'), producing 'The Valley of Gold.' Glenora became important during the Cassiar gold excitement of the 1870s.
- Mount Helveker / A thinly disguised naming for Helen Vicars Kerr, by her husband, Forrest A. Kerr, who mapped this area.
- Kennicott Lake - After Robert Kennicott, at one time curator of the Museum of Natural History at Northwestern University. Around 1860-1 he collected natural history specimens in the Arctic for the Smithsonian Institution.
- Persuaded to join the Collins Overland Telegraph project, and to take charge of exploration in Yukon and Alaska, he found the responsibilities extremely heavy and died of a heart attack in Alaska in 1866.
- Klootchman Canyon - This is the Chinook jargon word for a woman or a wife. An early writer noted that in this canyon the Indian men laid down their paddles and let the women take complete charge of navigation.
- Telegraph Creek - Named in 1866-7 when the Collins Overland Telegraph to Asia was expected to cross the Stikine River at this point. The project was abandoned because of the success of the trans-Atlantic cable.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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