Faria Creek - Friock Creek

 

 

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Faria Creek 84 L/1 - Faria Creek
3-105-1-W6
58 05' N 118 03' W
Flows east into Chinchaga River approximately 73 km south-west of High Level

It may have been named after a crew member working on the survey of the 27th Baseline or the Alberta-Saskatchewan Boundary Survey. It appears on a provincial government map of
1930.
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Farrier Creek 73 M/1 - Scheltens Lake
8-25-70-1-W4
55 03' N 110 00' W
Flows into Saskatchewan approximately 90 km north of Cold Lake.

Officially adopted in
1950, it is referred to in the 1909 Dominion Land Survey reports. It was named after W. Farrier, a survey crew member. The word "farrier" refers to a smith whose specialty is shoeing horses.
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Fawcett Lake 83 P/5 - Fawcett Lake
73-W4
55 18' N 113 53' W
Approximately 55 km east of Slave Lake

This lake was named for Sidney Dawson Fawcett, a Dominion Land Surveyor who surveyed the 19th Baseline in
1912.
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Fidler Point 74 M/1 - Winnifred Lake
34-116-3-W4
59 06' N 110 25' W
Approximately 264 km north north-east of Fort McMurray

Located on the north shore of Lake Athabasca, it was officially named in
1922 in honour of Peter Fidler of the Hudson's Bay Company, a person who contributed much to the recorded history of Alberta. Fidler was born in 1769 and, in 1796, he was appointed the chief surveyor and map maker for the Hudson's Bay Company. He established Nottingham House in 1802 to rival the efforts of the North West Company at nearby Fort Chipewyan. During his career, he surveyed and mapped much of Western Canada.
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Fifth Meridian 84 J/9 - Alberta
24-111-1-W5
58 38' N 114 00' W
Approximately 180 km east north-east of High Level

This is a descriptive name as the hamlet is situated right on the Fifth Meridian or 114 longititude. Dominion Land Surveyors established six principal meridians: the Prime or First Meridian is near Winnipeg. The Fourth Meridian, 110, forms the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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Filion Creek 84 H/11 - Bergeron Creek
20-100-19-W4
57 42' N 113 05' W
Flows south into Birch River approximately 148 km north-west of Fort McMurray

The precise origin of the name of this creek is unknown; it was referred to by F.V. Seibert, DLS, ALS, in
1914.
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Fleming Lake 84 J/14 - Margaret Lake
34-112-9-W5
58 46' N 115 26' W
Approximately 110 km east north-east of High Level

It was named by J.R. Akins, DLS during his
1914 survey after his chainman, Harold N. Fleming of Grenfell, Saskatchewan.
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Fletcher Channel 74 L/10 - Big Point
10-29-111-6-W4
58 40' N 110 58' W
Flows north into Lake Athabasca approximately 207 km north of Fort McMurray

It was named in
1917 after J.A. Fletcher, DLS.
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Fletcher Lake 74 M/2 - Fletcher Lake
NW-32-116-5-W4
59 07' N 110 49' W
Approximately 260 km north of Fort McMurray

Officially named in
1962 after J.A. Fletcher, DLS, who in 1916, surveyed the area and the 30th Baseline which runs through the lake.
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Flood Lake 84 C/12 - Dixonville
36-86-25-W5
56 30' N 117 48' W
Approximately 36 km north north-west of Grimshaw

The name was recorded as early as
1913 by G.A. Tipper, DLS, ALS, and it suggests a tendency of the lake to overflow.
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Flume Creek 83 L/5 - Two Lakes
18-62-13-W6
54 22' N 119 57' W
Flows south-east into Narraway River, approximately 63 km north-west of Grande Cache

The descriptive name for this creek was proposed October 18
1922 by R.W. Cautley, ALS, due to the steep gradient and outbanks on both sides of the stream. A flume is defined as an "artificial channel conveying water etc, for industrial use; ravine with stream."
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Flyingcamp Lake 83 I/16 - Plamondon
8-67-15-W4
54 47' 00 N 112 15' 30 W
Approximately 19 km west of Lac La Biche

The name for this lake appeared on a township map dated
1922 and was officially approved in January 1948. Its precise origin is not clear but it may have been near a fishing or survey camp base.
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Formby Lake 74 D/1 - Watchusk Lake
2-81-1-W4
56 15' N 110 02' W
Approximately 97 km south-east of Fort McMurray

This lake, on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, was named after a suburb of Liverpool, England, by H. Parry, DLS, Formby means "old-fashioned" or "farmland of a man called Forni."
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Fort Saskatchewan 83 H/11 - Edmonton
33-54-22-W4
53 42' 54 N 113 11' 42 W
Approximately 35 km north-east of Edmonton

Fort Saskatchewan was established in 1875 by Inspector W.O. Jarvis as the first NWMP post in the region. The citizens of Edmonton complained that the post was not built nearer Edmonton but surveys for a railroad through the Yellowhead Pass crossed the river at that point and the site was considered suitable for transport purposes.
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Fortalice Mountain 83 D/16 - Jasper
15-44-2-W6
52 47' N 118 13' W
Approximately 13 km south-west of Jasper

This outlying peak, which is 2,835 m in altitude, has a descriptive name, since it resembles a small fort. It was named by M.P. Bridgland in
1916.
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Foulwater Creek 84 E/13 - Foulwater Creek
23-103-13-W6
57 56' N 120 00' W
Flows north-west into British Columbia approximately 75 km south south-west of Rainbow Lake

Named by an Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission survey party as a result of illness attributed to impurities in the water.
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Fourth Creek 84 D/2 - Hines Creek
30-81-6-W6
56 03' N 118 56' W
Flows east into Peace River approximately 33 km east of Fairview

The precise origin of the name of this creek is unknown; it is likely one of a series of creeks recorded by surveyors, who gave them numbers in order to differentiate one from the othe. It was only this one whose name survived.
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Fox Creek 83 M/16 - Codesa
30-79-1-W6
55 51' N 118 09' W
Flows west into Saddle (Burnt) River approximately 65 km south-west of Peace River

The name was mentioned as early as 1901 in the field notes of the Dominion Land Surveyor working in the area. It is descriptive of the animal found in the area. The Town of Fox Creek takes its name from the creek.
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Francis Peak 83 L/4 - Kakwa Falls
58-13-W6
53 03' 20 N 119 56' 10 W
Approximately 63 km west north-west of Grande Cache

This 2,406 m mountain peak was named February 6,
1926 after Private Francis Loren May. Private May was killed in action at the Third Battle of Ypres on June 3, 1916. Previous to the war, Private May was employed as a member of the Topographical Survey Party under the direction of George McMillan, DLS. The mountain on which the two peaks, George and Francis, are situated commemorates the two brothers killed in the First World War. The names were suggested by their uncle, V. Ernest May, Chief Map Draftsman Topographical Survey, May 20, 1925.
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Frank Lake 83 N/15 - Springburn
SE-4-80-19-W5
55 54' N 116 54' W
Approximately 20 km north of McLennan

The name appears as early as
1914 when the Dominion Land Surveyors were in the area. It is not known after whom the lake is named.
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Freeman Creek 83 J/11 - Swan Hills
26-64-10-W5
54 34' N 115 25' W
Flows south-east into Freeman River approximately 5 km south-west of Swan Hills

According to one version, when the Dominion Land Surveyors were in the area in the mid-teens they recorded the name of the creek, river and lakes as "Freeman," which leads to a likely explanation of the origin of the name. It referred to those former employees of fur companies who elected to remain in the interior as free hunters or free trappers. It may be the area was being trapped by these freemen.
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Freeman River 83 J/7 - Fort Assiniboine
35-61-6-W5
54 19' N 114 47' W
Flows south-east into Athabasca River approximately 32 km north-west of Barrhead

In 1906, Mr. Driscoll, DLS, stated it was known locally as Sa-kwa-ta-mau River which apparently translates from the Cree as "large sparrow hawk."
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French, Mount 82 J/11 - Kananaskis Lakes
27-20-10-W5
50 44' N 115 18' W
Approximately 70 km west north-west of Turner Valley

John Denton Pinkstone French (1852-
1925) who during the first 16 months of the First World War served as field marshall in command of the British Forces on the Western Front. This 3,234 m mountain was named after J.D.P. French by M.P. Bridgland in 1915.
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Frezie Lake 74 L/7 - Keane Creek
32-108-6-W4
58 26' N 110 57' W
Approximately 182 km north of Fort McMurray

It was named after Joseph Frezie, an axeman in the J.R. Akins survey team in the area in
1917.
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Friock Creek 84 E/8 - Botha River
1-97-1-W6
57 23' 30 N 118 00' 15 W
Flows west into Botha River approximately 57 km north north-west of Manning

W. Friock was an axeman on the crew of H.S. Day, DLS, ALS, working in the area in
1913.
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