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Photo: Richard Cautley on the Continental Divide (Provincial Archives of Albesrta)

Richard W. Cautley

RICHARD CAUTLEY Richard W. Cautley was the Alberta representative on the Interprovincial Boundary Survey. He was responsible for the detailed work required in the twenty-four major passes and the placing of concrete survey monuments to mark the interprovincial boundary. Cautley did not believe that mountains should be named after people but seemed pleased that the Geographic Board of Canada named a peak near Mount Assiniboine in his honour. In his memoirs he wrote, "In theory I know that it is perfectly absurd that one of the Creator's stupendous mountains should be named after any man, but I was awfully pleased at this particular negation of my theory." Mount Cautley is in the Mount Assiniboine area, near Wonder Pass. [Additional Information: Cautley, Richard. "Highlights of Memory". Unpublished. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies] [See Mount Cautley]