MP-0000.158.127 | Crow's Nest Mountain, AB-BC, about 1923

 
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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Crow's Nest Mountain, AB-BC, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.127
© McCord Museum
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"Crow's Nest Mountain. The route we follow is through rugged and impressive scenery. Crow's Nest Mountain, a circular monolith with its base deeply tinted in purple and green, and crowned and capped in a dazzling mass of snow and ice, is seen for many miles. Dominating the whole district, it stands at the border line of British Columbia and Alberta, and is 9,138 feet high. A variety of causes is ascribed for the name of this mountain, but the one most likely is that this was the scene of an historic massacre of Crow Indians by another tribe."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 6--Southern British Columbia; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.