Hugh Coffin Memorial Library ➔ Trail of Iron: The CPR and the Birth of the West

Hugh Coffin Memorial Library

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Beautifully illustrated history of the titanic struggle to build a transcontinental railroad across the Canadian wilderness. Presenting even more challenges than the US version, the railway eventually tied the country together and united scattered settlements and distant provinces into one nation. This book provides a complete history not only of how the men who envisioned the railway built it across some of the most hostile territory in the world but also the effect it had on the people who used it: the immigrants, farmers, miners, lumber men, etc. who became the new Canadians. Lavishly illustrated with decorative endpapers that show a full map of the system.
ISBN 0888943997
book-railway interest: 192 pages
Hard Cover 22cm by 28cm
Related people
Klassen, Georgeen (has as author)
Coffin, Hugh (had as source)
Glenbow-Alberta Institute (had as publisher)
Coffin, Hugh (was donated by)
Coffin, John (was donated by)
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2014-06 (accession record)