CPR Division Point at Donald, B.C: "The Last Spike", 1885

Railway construction crew at the symbolic completion of the CPR

The CPR Division Point at Donald, B.C. was located 107.5 miles (170 km) east of the site of the driving of the last spike – signifying the completion of the CPR – at Craigellachie, B.C. on November 7, 1885. Not everyone associated with the construction could be present on that occasion, and these workers in the vicinity of Donald posed for their own version of the event.

Courtesy of R.C. Kennell, Manager, Heritage Services Canadian Pacific Railway
1885-11-07
NS.1340
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