Canadian Pacific Railway

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Canadian Pacific Railway,

transcontinental transportation system in Canada and extending into the United States, privately owned and operated. The construction of a railroad crossing the continent in Canadian territory was one of the conditions on which British Columbia entered the confederation in 1871. After many difficulties and a political scandal, intensive work began in 1880, and the company was incorporated the following year. The main line from Montreal to the Pacific coast was completed in 1885. The company subsequently developed into a conglomerate, Canadian Pacific Ltd., with holdings encompassing shipping, petroleum, coal, and hotels and real estate in addition to rail lines; the other businesses became four separate companies in 2001.
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As I mused on the excerpt, I realized that all of this is still there, but today, instead of the dining cars of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, it is to be found in restaurants across the country, helmed by talented young chefs keen on evoking traditional Canadian fare, and in the countless artisanal foods produced on farms and in factories across the land.
British Columbia joined the Dominion of Canada in 1871 and the subsequent construction of the Canadian Pacific railroad across the prairies and the Rockies made possible the mote rapid commercial exploitation of the province's natural resources.
1883: In the westward expansion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, blacksmith Tom Flanagan detects copper sulphide in a right-of-way cut through rock on the rim of the Sudbury Basin.
Anotnio Cordasco, an immigrant peddler who aspired to be "king" of the Italian laborers on the Canadian Pacific Railroad operated out of Montreal.
Overshading everything is the majestic Chateau Frontenac Hotel, the unforgettable landmark that dominates Old Quebec with its sprawling, turret-capped walls that date back to when the Canadian Pacific Railroad started building it in 1893.
In the next chapter, when the focus shifts to the Bow River, Raffan explores the way the canoe has been used to market commodities as diverse as the Canadian Pacific Railroad, beer, and tourism.
[1] The incorporators included some of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the United States: Sir William Cornelius Van Home, former president and chairman of the Canadian Pacific Railroad; ex-governor of New York Levi P.
Tower, in her book "Big Mike Heney, Irish Prince of the Iron Trails," he ran away from his home in Pembroke, Ontario, in 1878, at age 14, and landed a job with the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
The board also got involved in a dispute with the Illinois tollway and the Canadian Pacific Railroad over land, sending both sides to mediation in 2017.
Illinois Tollway and Canadian Pacific Railroad leaders agreed Wednesday to resolve their disputes over the acquisition of CP land to build a ring road around O'Hare International Airport and allow the project to advance.
The Illinois tollway is expected to vote on and agree to a deal with the Canadian Pacific Railroad over land near Bensenville for a western bypass of O'Hare International Airport this week.

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