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VIRST YEARS OR THt BORDEN MINISTRY.   349

 

she Gi and On April 7, 1914, the last spike was driven Turk Pacific-on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway running from Winnipeg across the Rocky l%Iountains to Prince Rupert, at the mouth of the wild Skeena River. The last spike had been driven on the National Trans-continental line between Winnipeg and Moncton (with the exception of the Quebec Bridge) on November 17,

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THr BLGINNINGS OP A METROPOLIS.

A view of the first street opened in Prince Rupert, the western
terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

 

The Panama During the summer of 1914, the Panama Canal.   Canal was formally opened for commercial

traffic, and in the first ten and a-half months of its use nearly I,Ioo vessels passed through. Three centuries earlier Champlain had dreamed of the possibility of cutting a canal across the Isthmus of Panama to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. At last his dream has

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