Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass

Triumph and Tragedy in the Crowsnest Pass

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Rich in stories, the Crowsnest Pass region in the southern Rocky Mountains still bears evidence of its tragedies, and one monumental triumph--a railroad rammed through the pass in 18 months. Hailed as the greatest project in the Dominion, the Crow's Nest Pass Railway was built by men who toiled with horses and primitive tools to carve the way for industry. Towns and coal mines blossomed as the nourishing stem of the railroad brought abundance to British Columbia and Alberta, but with progress came disaster. The town of Frank, Alberta, was devastated when part of the legendary "Mountain That Walks" crashed down on the homes and businesses nestled at its foot. A mine explosion at nearby Hillcrest took nearly 200 men in one huge blast, and the entire town of Fernie, BC, was razed by fire. Was the relentless hand of fate responsible, or was it the Elk Valley curse? A must-read for anyone who enjoys thrilling tales of true life and real people, this book captures all the drama and spirit of a mythic land.

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House, 2005.
ISBN: 9781894384162
1894384164
Characteristics: 168 p. :,ill., map, ports. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Diana 1958-

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