Canadian Pacific Railway

How did the CPR & other railroads serve to increase economic growth in BC?

All i can come up with is that they gathered tourists.

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  1. Tourists back in the 1800"s ?

    The major impact was in the relatively easy transportation of major goods. The Rockies were a huge physical barrier, and the railroad made the passage through those massive mountains possible.
    Remember cars and trucks, and thus any roads, were not yet in the picture.

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  2. In addition, here some sites to peruse:

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+the+CPR%2Ce+tc.+increase+econ+omic+growth+in+BC%3F

    Sra

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  3. Oh okay:) Thanks Reiny

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