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Towards the last spike a verse-panorama of the struggle to build the first Canadian transcontinental from the time of the proposed terms of union with British Columbia, 1870, to the hammering of the last spike in the Eagle Pass, 1885. by Pratt, E. J.

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Published by Macmillan in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company -- Poetry.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6031.R3 T6
The Physical Object
Pagination53 p.
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6123170M
LC Control Number52040038
OCLC/WorldCa2136063

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