Arthur Oliver Wheeler

Arthur Oliver Wheeler (HM221K)

Location: Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0 Division No. 15
Country: Canada
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N 52° 13.219', W 117° 13.492'

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(1860-1945)

A preeminent topographical surveyor, Wheeler represented British Columbia on the commission which located and marked the boundary with Alberta between 1913 and 1925. His party surveyed and mapped the 1000 km-long mountain section, using photographs taken from high elevations. An established expert in this technique, Wheeler also studied the movement of glaciers along the boundary. In 1906 he co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada, and as a leading preservationist helped create the Canadian National Parks Association. The boundary survey stands as his greatest achievement.
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HM NumberHM221K
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 484638 N 5785566
Decimal Degrees52.22031667, -117.22486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 52° 13.219', W 117° 13.492'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds52° 13' 13.14" N, 117° 13' 29.52" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near AB-93, Jasper Alberta T0E 1E0, CA
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