3994 Malakwa Rd
British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan
Description From Owner:
- It was here that the last spike of the CPR transcontinental line was driven in 1885.
- Craigellachie is the name of a high rock in Moray, Scotland. There in olden days the beacon fire was lit to summon Clan Grant in time of battle. The battle cry of the Grants was 'Stand fast, Craigellachie!'
- In 1884, when the finances of the CPR were desperate, George Stephen (later Lord Mount Stephen) raised [50,000 by guaranteeing that he, Donald Smith (later Lord Strathcona), and R.B. Angus would be personally responsible if the railway defaulted.
- Stephen and Smith, who were cousins, had grown up close to the crag of Craigellachie and knew the old war cry. After completion of the loan, Stephen's message cabled from London to Smith in Montreal read, 'Stand fast, Craigellachie.'
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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