Document


Title

Recounting the wildfire-related fatalities experienced during the surveying of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1871
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2012

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
Canada; Canadian Pacific Railroad; fatalities; fire death; Lake Superior Region
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Region(s):
International
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 13423

Description

"And many are the dead men too silent to be real" is the closing line to Gordon Lightfoot's 1967 epic song "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" describing the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). It's well known that many lost their lives during the construction of the CPR (Berton 1970, 1971, Lavallee 1974).

Online Link(s):
Link to this document (347 KB; pdf)
Citation:
Alexander, Martin E. 2012. Recounting the wildfire-related fatalities experienced during the surveying of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1871. Forestory 3(1):41-42. [Forest History Society of Ontario Newsletter]