The Western Route of the C.P.R.

The Western Route of the C.P.R. (HM20KV)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 1E2 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 22.748', W 89° 14.852'

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In June, 1875, the first sod on the Canadian Pacific Railway's line from the Lakehead to the West was turned at Fort William. A government contract of that year called for the building of a line northwest towards Lake Shebandowan. In 1882 the government completed the railroad from Fort William to Winnipeg, while between 1882-1885 the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, incorporated in 1881, extended the railway across the prairies and through the Rockies via Kicking Horse and Rogers Passes. Meanwhile Andrew Onderdonk, under contract first with the government and then the company, had constructed the line eastward from Port Moody, B.C. The last spike was driven at Craigellachie in Eagle Pass, November 7, 1885.
HM NumberHM20KV
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 333581 N 5360881
Decimal Degrees48.37913333, -89.24753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 22.748', W 89° 14.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 22' 44.88" N, 89° 14' 51.12" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 337 Ridgeway St E, Thunder Bay Ontario P7E 1E2, CA
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