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Last spike of the Canadian Northern Railway being driven at Basque, British Columbia, 23 January 1915.
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Last spike of the Canadian Northern Railway being driven at Basque, British Columbia, 23 January 1915.

Basque, British Columbia, is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada, near the village of Ashcroft. Basque is notable as the location where the Canadian Northern Railway drove its Last Spike in 1915. The Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) is a historic Canadian railway. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ... The Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) is a historic Canadian railway. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


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