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Historic Note: The Last Spike driven on November 7th, 1885

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November 7, 2011 marked the 126th anniversary of the driving of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Last Spike at Craigellachie, British Columbia in 1885. Nowhere else in the world has a private railway company been so inextricably linked to nation building as the CPR was to Canada.

Last year on the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of this momentous event, TRHA published a series of articles from many different perspectives. Included among them is an extensive article on the event by Derek Boles, our TRHA historian.
Click on this link to read the first of those postings and then follow the links at the end of each posting to the next one.

There is also a fine article online which can be found by clicking here with an in-depth insight into available images of the event plus coverage of the anniversary events.

Posting by Russ Milland

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