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- After Dr. George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901), the famous geologist who became the head of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1895.
- A diminutive hunchback, Dawson showed heroic endurance in his surveys, which took him up and down the length of British Columbia. His excellent reports show a continual interest in place names.
- In the summer of 1879, Dawson was travelling in this area and met Henry A.F. MacLeod, exploration engineer for the CPR. Although 'Dawson's Brook' appears on Dawson's subsequent map,
- it may have been MacLeod who gave the name to this tributary of the Pouce Coupé River.
- Kiskatinaw River - From the Cree Indian word for 'cutbank.'
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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