Canadian History Dictionary Columbia River
Rises in Upper Columbia Lake, lat. 50 deg. 10', long.
(Samuel de Champlain era) One of the men landed by Kirke on St....
(Samuel de Champlain era) Wife of Louis Hebert, 112, 146.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Daughter of Abraham Martin, 146.
Drake Sir Francis 1540?-1596 Sailed From Plymouth For The River
Plate, 1577; passed through the Straits of Magellan, 1578; plun...
See York Factory.
(Count Frontenac era) Prosecutor of Prevote, dismissed, 138.
See Morel de la Durantaye.
Alexander Of Rhodes Father L Recommends Laval For Mission Work In
(Count Frontenac era) Captured at Fort Loyal, exchanged for one...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Given command of the rebels, 360; ...
Maisonneuve Paul De Chomedy Sieur De
In this "devout and valiant
gentleman," as Parkman says, lived...
A town on the North Saskatchewan, at the mouth of the
King's College Upper Canada
Granted royal charter, Mar. 15, 1827.
The main route of the fur traders, from Hudson Bay to
(Lord Dorchester era) Poor character and scandalous methods of ...
Sometimes called Red River of the North, to distinguish it
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Proposed by Butterworth in United St...
St Francis Xavier College
Located at Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Diocesan institution, know...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Abandons French post at Toronto, ...
Canadian Pacific Railway
The contract for construction of the railway
was signed Oct. 21, 1880, the surveys having already been carried out
under the direction of Sandford Fleming. Work was begun on the railway
in May, 1881, and the last spike driven by Sir Donald A. Smith (now Lord
Strathcona), Nov. 7, 1885. A summary of the evolution of the project
will be found in Johnson's First Things in Canada. =Index=: (Sir John A Macdonald era)
Compact with British Columbia for its construction, 150; the Pacific
Scandal, 200-211; difficulties of construction, 232; terms of agreement,
233; Mackenzie government adopts policy of government ownership, 233;
Macdonald, on his return to power, reverts to original scheme, 234;
contract signed September, 1880, and railway completed in five years,
234; Mackenzie's views as to time needed for completion, 234-235; Blake
attacks railway policy, 235; Globe criticizes, and British financiers
pessimistic, 235; directors of the syndicate, 236; terms of contract,
236; Howland syndicate, 237; financial difficulties, 237; last spike
driven at Craigellachie, Nov. 7, 1885, 238; problems of operation, 238;
what the great enterprise means to Canada, 238-239; its military value,
239; conflict with Manitoba as to its monopoly of transportation,
284-285; its effect on Macdonald government, 301. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) First charter
engineered by Cartier, 51; the railway the crowning work of
Confederation, 51; its eastern terminus, 52; the Allan Company and the
MacPherson Syndicate, 53; the Pacific Scandal, 53-54; bill in
Parliament, 131. (George Brown Era) Its building approved by country as a measure of
national growth and expansion, 241. (Sir James Douglas era) Revolutionizes old conditions
of trade in British Columbia, 265; Imperial government asked to
guarantee its completion, 315; delays in building, 317, 323; movement
for a transcontinental railway, 317-318; negotiations, 318-320; Pacific
Scandal, 321; Carnarvon Terms, 320-322; building operations, 324-326;
completion, 1885, 326; terminus, 327. =Bib.=: Hopkins, Canada: An
Ency., vol. 2; Parkin, The Great Dominion; Begg, History of the
North-West; Fleming, Reports on Canadian Pacific Railway, 1874, 1877,
1878, 1879, 1880.
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