Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Boundless: The Avalanche
Avalanches were a constant hazard in the mountains when they were building the CPR -- one of the many hardships the workers had to endure.
When Will drives the Last Spike, pistols are fired jubilantly in the air; cheers ring out; and the company locomotive blasts its whistle.
It's avalanche season, and the noise is enough to trigger one.
A lot happens during that avalanche.
Someone tries to steal the golden spike, Cornelius Van Horne is swept over the precipice, and the local wildlife stirs...
(We're almost at the sasquatch part.)
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Canadian Pacific Railroad
The Last Spike
William Cornelius Van Horne
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