BC ENTERS CONFEDERATION
Ottawa Ontario - British Columbia Act comes into effect, making BC the sixth province to enter Confederation; George-Etienne Cartier promises rail link start within two years, completion within ten years; Canadian government takes over telegraph lines in the province, including the Collins Overland Stage Line.
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1629 - Quebec - David & Lewis Kirke force Champlain to surrender his fur fort at Quebec; backed by London fur traders, the Kirke brothers occupy New France until 1632; Champlain sent to England as a prisoner.
2011 Edmonton Alberta – Phil and Barry put up the last siding board on boxcar 509893. Brad will be using the car for parts storage. It is a sponsored project. The car will have been refurbished - new siding, doors and paint.
Doors, caulking, scraping, painting still to do.