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Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass (Paperback): Diana Wilson

Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass (Paperback)

Diana Wilson

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Rich in story, the scenic Crowsnest Pass in the southern Rocky Mountains bears evidence of many tragedies, both man-made and natural, as well as one monumental triumph. The Crowsnest Pass Railway, hailed as the greatest project in the Dominion, was built in just 18 months, using tools and technology considered primitive by today's standards. The railroad brought prosperity to B.C. and Alberta as massive coalfields in the region were developed, but with progress came disasters of horrific proportions. The town of Frank was buried when part of Turtle Mountain crashed down on the homes and businesses nestled at its foot. A mine explosion at Hillcrest devastated that community, taking nearly 200 men in one huge blast, and the entire town of Fernie, B.C., was razed by a fire that saw many people fleeing for their lives. Illustrated with archival photos and maps, this descriptive account of one of the Rockies' most picturesque and legendary passes is a must-read for visitors, residents, and history buffs interested in learning about the heritage of this mythic land.


Imprint: Heritage House Publishing Co Ltd
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: May 2005
First published: May 2005
Authors: Diana Wilson
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN-13: 978-1-894384-16-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides > General
LSN: 1-894384-16-4
Barcode: 9781894384162

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