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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2015, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default Downton Creek peak names

I've been looking for info on this area, and I can only find references to the peak names (like Soprano, Statimcets, etc) on this website and a few others. Do these peaks have alternate names?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2015, 07:54 PM
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The vast majority have no official names at all. Some popularly used names have major flaws that the Permanent Committe on Geographic Names would never approve while others are half decent. Very few have any tradition of long local usage.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2015, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of flaws?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2015, 03:40 AM
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If you are curious, here is some reading material:

I'm not sure which flaws apply in this specific case but I imagine that Principle 6 would be the main problem.

"In approving names for previously unnamed features for which no local names
are found to be in use, the following sources are recommended: descriptive
names appropriate to the features; names of pioneers; names of persons who
died during war service; names associated with historical events connected
with the area; and names from Aboriginal languages formerly identified with the
general area."
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Native names - Nraiteskel, Statimcets etc.
Musical names - Tenor, Mezzo etc. Most done by Alan Greer and documented in CAJ in 1990. Other names in this theme possibly added by
Geographic names - Melvin, Seton, Lost etc.

Delta Dawn Peak was a name used for Melvin Peak. Found (Coloratura?) named by association to Lost.

I don't have a clue how Faulty Tower was named.
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