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File MAP 831 - Canadian Pacific Railway exploration maps

Map from the Pacific Ocean across the Rocky Mountain zone Map to accompany the report on the Exploration Survey of the Canadian Pacific Railway Sketch plan of the mouth of the Saskatchewan River, from Hinds Exploring Expedition Chart of Thunder Bay. Lake Superior Chart of Nepigon [Nipigon] Bay. Lake Superior Plan of the Kaminstiquia River and Plan showing survey and soundings of Lake Ellen and Nipigon Bay Chart of the coast of British Columbia, north of latitude 51 degrees

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Canadian Pacific Railway exploration maps

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AM1594-MAP 831

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  • 1874 (Creation)
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    Canadian Pacific Railway Company

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7 maps

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The Canadian Pacific Railway was originally begun as public work by the Department of Railways and Canals under the terms which had been agreed upon at the time British Columbia joined Confederation. The work was taken over and completed by a private company, the Canadian Pacific Railway company (incorporated February 16, 1881), under the land grant system. W.C. Van Horne became the General Manager of the company on 13 December 1881; under his management the railway line was laid from Montreal across the prairies to Western Canada, the last spike being driven in at Craigellachie on 7 November, 1885. The line was soon extended from its westernmost point, at Port Moody, to Vancouver, the first transcontinental train arriving in Vancouver on 23 May, 1887. Much of the work of surveying for the C.P.R. within Vancouver was conducted under L.A. Hamilton. The C.P.R. played a major role in the development of the city of Vancouver, having influenced politics, land development, shipping and other areas.

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File consists of 7 maps out of a series of at least 16 maps that were created or collected and reproduced to accompany a report of the Chief Engineer of the Candian Pacific Railway in January 1897.

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  • Cabinet: 270-01-02