Crows Nest Pass Railway: 0050.0214

KOOTENAY KORRAL – News Items From the East and West Therein Gathered.

            Kuskanook Searchlight: Contractor Murdock passed through here last week with seventy-five young Canadians from Renfrew, Ont., to work on the contract 20 miles this side of Moyie City.  It was evidently their first trip from home, as they were about as homesick a lot of boys as it has been our misfortune to see.  They had trunks, bandboxes, hard hats, photographs of their sweethearts and Canary birds.  When they got off the boat at Goat river some of the weaker ones fairly broke down and wept.  It is needless to say that most of them will take the first train as soon as they get the price, back to the farms of their dear old Ontario.

0050.0214: Crows Nest Pass Railway

Newspaper excerpt from Kuskanook Searchlight - railway contractor passed through Kuskanook with 75 young homesick men from Ontario to start work 20 miles west of Moyie.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  April 19, 1898
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


contractor homesick trunks train


People arrow Murdockarrow
Cities arrow Kuskanook arrow Businesses arrow Newspapers and Printers arrow The Searchlightarrow
Industry arrow Construction arrow Railwayarrow
Physical Features arrow Rivers arrow Goat Riverarrow


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