CRAIGELLACHIE  () , pop 71, 45 km west of REVELSTOKE on the TRANS-CANADA HWY, is the site of the "Last Spike," driven in on 7 Nov 1885 to commemorate the completion of the transcontinental CPR. The name, meaning "stand fast," comes from a rocky crag near the Scottish birthplace of Donald Smith, Lord Strathcona, a financial backer of the CPR and the person who drove in the spike. The CPR had a station and a water fuelling stop at the site...

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