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By Donna McDonald

Donald Smith, recognized to such a lot Canadians as Lord Strathcona, used to be an adventurer who made his fortune development railroads. He joined the Hudson’s Bay corporation at age eighteen and went directly to construct the 1st railway to open the Canadian Northwest to cost. As his crowning fulfillment, he drove the final spike for the nation-building Canadian Pacific Railway.

In 1896, Smith grew to become Canada’s excessive Commissioner in London and used to be quickly increased to the peerage. He grew to become a beneficiant benefactor to Canadian associations. This eminently readable biography brings to mild new info, together with information about Strathcona’s own existence and his scandalous marriage.

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