The National Dream

The National Dream

Episode 8, The Last Spike

DVD - 1974
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Episode 8. Eastern militiamen begin the cruellest journey in Canadian military history and the national crisis is averted. The CPR faces riots, strikes and bankruptcy before an eleventh-hour government loan saves the day. In November 1885 Donald Smith drives the last spike in the CPR to link Canada from sea to sea.
This series captures the epic struggles to open the Canadian West and at last join Canada from sea to sea. The programs chronicle the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the political fortunes of those who shaped the course of the railway and the destiny of Canada between 1871 and 1885.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : CBC Learning, c1974
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572 NAT NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.): sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Last spike
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