Talk:Arthur Birch (colonial administrator)

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Mount Birch[edit]

Although "Birch, Mount". BC Geographical Names.  says it was named "after a local settler who died a few years before 1957", I'd never heard that before; I authored the bivouac.com reference given, when I worked/volunteered at the CME, and had garnered from somewhere that he was the namesake of this summit; the text from the British Columbia Chronicle by Helen and GPV Akrigg given in that reference gives more information about his career in BC, and his countenace/description; I no longer haev that book or would quote the entire passage here; what's visible on Bivouac is only partial unless you sign for full membership. Birch was a critical figure in colonial British Columbia; the governor, though a nice fellow, was an alcoholic, manic-depressive incompetent and the colony would have collapsed without Birch....Skookum1 (talk) 17:03, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Sourcing[edit]

The current style of sourcing looks frankly speaking rather idiotic. It might not be intended that way but the current seems to suggest that there 11 sources to source a single uncontroversial sentence while the rest of the content seems unsourced. If all sources do source the rest of the article as well, the footnotes should distributed appropriately to indicate that (place then at the end of the sentence or at least at the end of the parapragraph the content of which they are sourcing). If however they do indeed only source that single line, they should be reduced. For uncontroversial material usually 1 or 2 sources/footnotes are good enough, there is definitely no need for 11.--Kmhkmh (talk) 08:45, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

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