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Mount Custer and Cameron Lake # 9067

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Date: 2006.08.25
Vantage Point: From Cameron Lake shoreline

Caption: Cameron Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park stretches across the international border into Montana's Glacier National Park.

PhotoDescr: According to Place Names of Alberta (Vol. 1), "This lake was named in 1916 after Captain Donald Roderick Cameron (1834-1921), a Scottish-born officer nominated by Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald as the British Commisioner on the International Boundary Commission of 1872-1876, Lake of the Woods to the Rockies."

Presumably Mount Custer, across the border at the end of the lake, is named after the U. S. military leader George Amstrong Custer.

On our return from a visit to Vancouver Island, my wife and I decided to visit Waterton Lakes National Park, where neither of us had been for many years. In spite of being in the park for only an afternoon, we hiked three (short) trails, one of which was the Cameron Lakeshore Trail.

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