Sir William C. Van Horne

Sir William C. Van Horne (HM20ZN)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4L6 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 26.166', W 89° 13.069'

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Born in Chelsea, Illinois, Van Horne, after a brilliant career with a number of railway companies in the mid-western United States, accepted the position of general manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881. Construction of this pioneer Canadian transcontinental line was pushed ahead rapidly under his energetic supervision, despite many difficulties of a physical and financial nature which would have discouraged a man of lesser ability. Its completion in 1885 ensured Canadian unity. Through his influence this community, previously known as Prince Arthur's Landing, was named Port Arthur in 1883-84. Elected president of the company in 1888, Van Horne was knighted in 1894 for his services to Canada.
HM NumberHM20ZN
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 335964 N 5367148
Decimal Degrees48.43610000, -89.21781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 26.166', W 89° 13.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 26' 9.96" N, 89° 13' 4.1400000000001" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47 Cumberland St N, Thunder Bay Ontario P7A 4L6, CA
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