Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Boundless: The Last Spike

If you’re Canadian you’ve probably seen this photo.
It's 1885 up in Craigellachie, BC. It’s not even a real town. (It’s near Revelstoke.)
This is where the tracks coming from the East met the tracks coming from the West, up in the mountains.
You can see the workers in the foreground.
The fellow driving the spike is Donald Smith, the President of the CPR. (He actually bent the first spike, and had to do it again. He had a desk job.)
Behind him to the left is William Cornelius Van Horne, the General Manager of the railroad and its driving force.

To the right of Van Horne, looking like his beard is about to explode is Sandford Fleming, surveyor and engineer.
And who is that kid, peeking out to the right of Donald Smith...


Well, I know who he is in real life... but in my next post, I'll tell you who he is in the world of The Boundless...

(The sasquatch? Look very closely. It's hard to see, but it's there...)


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