- DAWSON, George Mercer - Travelled with the British Association in 1884
Director of the Geological Survey of Canada: 1895-1901 - George Dawson, another member of this illustrious group, he is very well known for his presence in this photo at “Fort Misery” (Fort McLeod), B.C., 1879: He is the short fellow standing in the centre. His small stature is less evident when he is seated. In 1895 he succeeded Selwyn as Director of the Geological Survey of Canada, and held that post until his death in 1901. SOURCES: Photo at: Fort McLeod: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/roc/021018-4300-e.html Seated: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/trailblazers/george-mercer-dawson/485 Research by: Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.