Canadian History Dictionary Fort Albert
(George Brown Era) Stimulated by British preference of, 1843, 3...
Loudon John Campbell Fourth Earl Of 1705-1782 General Index :
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Made commander-in-chief of British force...
(Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Bill in reference to, intr...
Bib : Parkman Jesuits In North America Faillon Vie De Mlle
Index : Count Frontenac Era Expedition Of Courcelles To 59 Of Frontenac 76-84 Fort
afterwards known as Fort Frontenac, erected at, 83. (Sir Freder...
Index : Louis Joseph Papineau Era Follows Papineau's Leadership 34 Urges Him To Accept
mission to England, to oppose union of Canadas, 45. =Bib.=: Cyc...
Amherst Jeffrey Baron 1717-1797 Sent To America 1758 And In
co-operation with Admiral Boscawen, captured Louisbourg that ye...
Riel Louis 1844-1885 Born In St Boniface Manitoba Educated At
the Jesuit College, Montreal. Leader of the Rebellion of 1869-1...
(Bishop Laval era) Charitable work of, and of his brother,
(John Graves Simcoe era) Armed schooner of eighty tons, 113; Pr...
Brebeuf Jean De 1593-1649 Born Of A Noble Family Of Normandy
Came to Canada, 1625; spent the winter of 1625-1626 among the
(John Graves Simcoe era) Naval officer, Upper Canada, 178.
Representative for Wentworth. =Index=: (Egerton Ryerson era) Sp...
(Lord Dorchester era) Hampshire residence of Lord Dorchester, 3...
A tributary of the Mackenzie; rises in Thutage Lake, in
Bib : Dict Nat Biog
(General Brock era) Younger brother of Brock, 15; gallant condu...
Bib : Morgan Cel Can Lucas Canadian War Of 1812
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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