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The Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway

Craigellachie, British Columbia
1885-11-07
The Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was the final spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, British Columbia on 9:22 am November 7, 1885. It was driven in by CPR railroad financier Donald Smith, marking the end of a saga of natural disasters, financial crises and even rebellion that plagued Canada's first transcontinental railroad since its beginning.
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