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Mount DeCosmos  British Columbia   #1338
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Insular Mountains / Vancouver Island Ranges

Height: 1351 m -> 4432 feet
Prominence?: 841 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Moriarty (17.4 km away, at bearing 277 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Arrowsmith (30.0 km away)

Location:   49.11861,-124.21500     49:07:07, -124:12:54   10U 411344 5441352 (24 km W of Duke Point). (15 km S of Nanoose Bay). NTS Mapsheet: 092.F.01   AreaCode: EM94/BC11
This summit is just NW of the Nanaimo Lakes, in the massif-hill between the North Nanaimo and Nanaimo Rivers.

Name Notes: Amor de Cosmos was British Columbia's first (second?) Premier. Formerly William Smith of Nova Scotia, he had lived in California during the '49 Gold Rush and been an active participant in politics there. He had his name changed by act of the California legislature; it is Latin for "lover of the universe". In British Columbia he launched a political career as publisher of the Victoria Colonist and used it as a "liberal" platform to assail the autocratic government of Governor James Douglas, which was perceived as being too protective of natives, Asians and blacks as well as being resistant to the concept of responsible government. De Cosmos is one of the more colourful politicians in British Columbia history; anyone who thinks recent governments have been "the most corrupt in the province's history" as the newspapers like to claim should have a read-up on De Cosmos and his contemporaries....

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