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Getting Here From There
Revelstoke Museum and Archives
Revelstoke , British Columbia

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   "Getting Here From There:
Transportation in the
Revelstoke District" explores
the difficulties of setting
up transportation routes
through this Rocky Mountain
area.
   The exhibit opens in the
time of the first explorers
and First Nations, a time

when the region’s waterways
were vital to the fur trade
and the gold rush.
   The exhibit then moves to
the perilous construction of
the railway in this area, the
effect of the railway on the
town’s development and the
influence of a land dispute
between the Canadian Pacific

Railway Company and the
original town site owner, A.
S. Farwell
   Travelling through
mountains is hazardous at the
best of times in this region,
but especially so in the
winter. "Getting Here From
There: Transportation in the
Revelstoke District" features

photographs, documents and
reminiscences of some of the
many disasters on the rail
line.
   The exhibit then turns to
transportation on the water:
first, steamer service on the
Columbia River, then the
opening of the branch line to
Arrowhead and steamer service

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