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The book Steel of Empire by John Murray Gibbon, published in 1935, is a book about the Canadian Pacific Railway. Currently only a portion of the book is reproduced here.

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Birds-Eye View of Manitoba
Birds-Eye View of Manitoba
Bruce Price, Architect Associated With Early Hotel Construction
Bruce Price, Architect Associated With Early Hotel Construction
Canadian Pacific Train Leaving Windsor Station, Montreal
Canadian Pacific Train Leaving Windsor Station, Montreal
C. P. R. Construction on the Prairies
C. P. R. Construction on the Prairies
Empress Hotel, Victoria, B. C.
Empress Hotel, Victoria, B. C.
Empress of Britain
Empress of Britain
Father Lacombe, From the Statue at Mission Park, St. Albert
Father Lacombe, From the Statue at Mission Park, St. Albert
Grant Hall, a Notable Vice-President
Grant Hall, a Notable Vice-President
Great Lakes Steamship at Port McNicoll
Great Lakes Steamship at Port McNicoll
Mrs. Hayter Reed, a Genius in Hotel Decoration
Mrs. Hayter Reed, a Genius in Hotel Decoration
Rock Drillers on the Selkirk Tunnel Under Rogers Pass
Rock Drillers on the Selkirk Tunnel Under Rogers Pass
Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E. With Alexander Gillie and Lott Britton
Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E. With Alexander Gillie and Lott Britton
Tom Wilson, Guide and Outfitter for Major Rogers
Tom Wilson, Guide and Outfitter for Major Rogers
The Coming Feast, From a Cartoon By Arch Dale
The Coming Feast, From a Cartoon By Arch Dale
A La Claire Fontaine
A La Claire Fontaine
Astoria
Astoria
Captain Robert Gray's Ship, <Cite>The Lady Washington</Cite> Attacked By Hostile Indians Off Vancouver Island
Captain Robert Gray's Ship, The Lady Washington Attacked By Hostile Indians Off Vancouver Island
Cartoon on the Unification Question By Arch Dale
Cartoon on the Unification Question By Arch Dale
Charles II in Beaver Hat
Charles II in Beaver Hat
Flower Pagoda at Canton
Flower Pagoda at Canton
Governor Simpson on an Inspection Trip of Hudson's Bay Company's Fort
Governor Simpson on an Inspection Trip of Hudson's Bay Company's Fort
Henri IV
Henri IV
Hongs at Canton, 1840
Hongs at Canton, 1840
John Jacob Astor Driving in a Sleigh From Lachine To Montreal
John Jacob Astor Driving in a Sleigh From Lachine To Montreal
Kootenai Fort
Kootenai Fort
Launch Of the <Cite>North West America</Cite>, 1786, at Nootka
Launch Of the North West America, 1786, at Nootka
Malbrough
Malbrough
Native Village in Hawaii
Native Village in Hawaii
Pagoda Anchorage, Whampoa, Canton River, 1840
Pagoda Anchorage, Whampoa, Canton River, 1840
Pierre De La Verendrye
Pierre De La Verendrye
Rafts And Durham Boat on the St Lawrence
Rafts And Durham Boat on the St Lawrence
Robert Cavelier De La Salle
Robert Cavelier De La Salle
Samuel De Champlain
Samuel De Champlain
Sea Otter
Sea Otter
Simon Fraser Shooting the Rapids of the Fraser River
Simon Fraser Shooting the Rapids of the Fraser River
Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E.
Sir Edward Beatty, G.B.E.
Tartar Wall at Peking
Tartar Wall at Peking
Windsor Station, Montreal
Windsor Station, Montreal
Working a Canoe at a Rapid
Working a Canoe at a Rapid
Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook
Catherine of Braganza
Catherine of Braganza
Dutch East Indiaman of the Seventeenth Century
Dutch East Indiaman of the Seventeenth Century
Japanese Map of the World Brought To Europe in 1693 By Engelbrecht Kaempfer
Japanese Map of the World Brought To Europe in 1693 By Engelbrecht Kaempfer
Nikou
Nikou
Queen Anne Who Set The Fashion of Chinoiseries in England
Queen Anne Who Set The Fashion of Chinoiseries in England
Fort Douglas
Fort Douglas
John McLoughlin
John McLoughlin
Lord Selkirk
Lord Selkirk
Quebec In 1730
Quebec In 1730
Sir George Simpson
Sir George Simpson
American Soldiers Marching Through Yokohama, 1853
American Soldiers Marching Through Yokohama, 1853
Canot De MaîTre
Canot De MaîTre
Chinese Children Playing at a Moon Gate
Chinese Children Playing at a Moon Gate
Commodore Perry
Commodore Perry
First Steam Driven Railway Train in Canada July 21 1835
First Steam Driven Railway Train in Canada July 21 1835
Fort York (Toronto) in 1841
Fort York (Toronto) in 1841
Governor Douglas
Governor Douglas
Insignia of the Hudson's Bay Company
Insignia of the Hudson's Bay Company
Japanese Drawing of an Englishman—1853
Japanese Drawing of an Englishman—1853
Japanese Drawing of a Russian—1853
Japanese Drawing of a Russian—1853
John Galt Coloniser Novelist Poet
John Galt Coloniser Novelist Poet
One of the One Hundred Views of Fujiyama
One of the One Hundred Views of Fujiyama
Sir John A. Macdonald, G.C.B.
Sir John A. Macdonald, G.C.B.
Stagecoach at Fort York (Toronto)—1840
Stagecoach at Fort York (Toronto)—1840
Arrival of Selkirk Settlers
Arrival of Selkirk Settlers
Hudson Bay Mail in Winter
Hudson Bay Mail in Winter
Lord Selkirk's Grant of Assiniboia
Lord Selkirk's Grant of Assiniboia
Types of Colonists, Selkirk Settlement
Types of Colonists, Selkirk Settlement
York Boat
York Boat
Antler Creek
Antler Creek
Buffalo Trails
Buffalo Trails
Captain John Palliser
Captain John Palliser
Citadel of Quebec in 1840
Citadel of Quebec in 1840
Colonel R. E. Moody
Colonel R. E. Moody
Far-Away-Cough (Blackfoot Indian)
Far-Away-Cough (Blackfoot Indian)
Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver
Henry Beatty
Henry Beatty
John A. Macdonald in 1842
John A. Macdonald in 1842
Montreal in 1840
Montreal in 1840
Mountain Roads, Cariboo
Mountain Roads, Cariboo
Night-Gipsy (Blood Indian(
Night-Gipsy (Blood Indian(
Old Time Indian Canoes At Sault Ste Marie
Old Time Indian Canoes At Sault Ste Marie
Queen Victoria in 1863
Queen Victoria in 1863
Sir Allan MacNab
Sir Allan MacNab
Sir A. T. Galt
Sir A. T. Galt
Sir James Hector
Sir James Hector
<Em>S.S. Beaver</Em>, First Steamer on the Pacific Off Fort Victoria—1846
S.S. Beaver, First Steamer on the Pacific Off Fort Victoria—1846
Vermillion Paint Pot
Vermillion Paint Pot
Vermillion Pass
Vermillion Pass
Blaze on Tree Left By George Simpson's Guide
Blaze on Tree Left By George Simpson's Guide
Brig <Em>Jean</Em>, First Vessel of the Allan Line
Brig Jean, First Vessel of the Allan Line
Cariboo Road in the Thompson River Canyon
Cariboo Road in the Thompson River Canyon
Cariboo Road on the Fraser River Canyon
Cariboo Road on the Fraser River Canyon
Crossing a Ford
Crossing a Ford
Map of 1857 Showing Network of Railroads in the United States Below Canada
Map of 1857 Showing Network of Railroads in the United States Below Canada
R. B. Angus in 1877
R. B. Angus in 1877
Sandford Fleming, Circ. 1860
Sandford Fleming, Circ. 1860
Simpson Pass
Simpson Pass
Sir Hugh Allan
Sir Hugh Allan
S.S. <Em>Sarmatian</Em>
S.S. Sarmatian
Surveyor's Packing Pony
Surveyor's Packing Pony
The <Em>Anson Northrup</Em>, First Stern-Wheeler on the Red River
The Anson Northrup, First Stern-Wheeler on the Red River
The Last of England
The Last of England
Upper Fort Garry
Upper Fort Garry
Walter Moberly, Discoverer of the Eagle Pass
Walter Moberly, Discoverer of the Eagle Pass
Boat Encampment, Big Bend, Columbia River
Boat Encampment, Big Bend, Columbia River
Colonists Embarking At Liverpool For Canada—1870
Colonists Embarking At Liverpool For Canada—1870
Colonists For Manitoba—1870
Colonists For Manitoba—1870
Homathco Canyon, Bute Inlet
Homathco Canyon, Bute Inlet
The Fathers of Confederation
The Fathers of Confederation
Yale, Head of Navigation on the Fraser River
Yale, Head of Navigation on the Fraser River
Colonel Garnet Wolseley in 1870
Colonel Garnet Wolseley in 1870
D'Arcy McGee
D'Arcy McGee
Donald A. Smith in 1871, Afterwards Lord Strathcona
Donald A. Smith in 1871, Afterwards Lord Strathcona
George Brown
George Brown
Half-Breed and Oxcart
Half-Breed and Oxcart
Letter From Sir John A. Macdonald on the Pacific Railway—1872
Letter From Sir John A. Macdonald on the Pacific Railway—1872
Louis Riel in 1870
Louis Riel in 1870
Sir Charles Tupper
Sir Charles Tupper
Sir Georges Etienne Cartier
Sir Georges Etienne Cartier
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley
<Em>S.S. International</Em> at St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Man
S.S. International at St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Man
British Columbia in a Pet
British Columbia in a Pet
First Locomotive on the Canadian Pacific Railway
First Locomotive on the Canadian Pacific Railway
Fort Macleod Built For the Northwest Mounted Police 1874
Fort Macleod Built For the Northwest Mounted Police 1874
James J. Hill
James J. Hill
Lake Shebaunaning, Dawson Road
Lake Shebaunaning, Dawson Road
Norman W. Kittson
Norman W. Kittson
Pacific Railway Falconry
Pacific Railway Falconry
Portage At Kakabecka Falls Red River Expedition
Portage At Kakabecka Falls Red River Expedition
Red River Expedition At Sault Ste. Marie
Red River Expedition At Sault Ste. Marie
Sailing Ship at Port Moody, With Rails For the C.P.R.
Sailing Ship at Port Moody, With Rails For the C.P.R.
Sailing Ships on Burrard Inlet
Sailing Ships on Burrard Inlet
Stagecoach on Cariboo Trail
Stagecoach on Cariboo Trail
Station "Northcote" on the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railroad—1881
Station "Northcote" on the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railroad—1881
Wasn'T That a Dainty Dish to Set Before a King?
Wasn'T That a Dainty Dish to Set Before a King?
Winnipeg in 1872
Winnipeg in 1872