Le Col du Cheval-Qui-RueFirst recorded in the report of the Palliser expedition of 1857-60, this pass takes its name from an incident in which Dr. James Hector, surgeon in the expedition, was kicked by his horse while exploring in this vicinity. The pass was virtually unused until after 1881 when the Canadian Pacific Railway decided to adopt it as their new route through the Rockies, foregoing the earlier preference for the more northerly Yellowhead Pass. This decision altered the location of the line across western Canada and dramatically affected the development of the West.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11U E 549567 N 5700497|
|Decimal Degrees||51.45348333, -116.28661667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 51° 27.209', W 116° 17.197'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||51° 27' 12.54" N, 116° 17' 11.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2185 Trans-Canada Hwy, Field AB V0A 1G0, CA|
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