Threaded Together with Iron and Steel

Threaded Together with Iron and Steel (HM1IR5)

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4P4 Queens County
Country: Canada
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N 46° 14.014', W 63° 7.268'

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Réunis par le fer et l'acier

The Prince Edward Island Railway brought Islanders together, put them to work, and even made them Canadians.
Before the Railway was built on Prince Edward Island you could live within ten miles of another village and hardly know it existed. All that changed in 1871 when branch lines crossed the Island, dotting the landscape with train stops every few miles of track. Uniting one end of the Island with the other, the Railway connected people in ways they had never been before. The train moved mourners to funerals, brides to weddings, and brass bands to picnics. It carried hockey teams and their fans to matches, transported farmers and their produce to market, and sent children away to boarding school. Whatever the weather, Islanders moved and mingled with the whistle of the train.

Le chemin de fer de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard a rassemblé les Prince-Édouardiens, les a fait travailler, et en a même fait des Canadiens.
Avant la construction du chemin de fer à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, on pouvait vivre à dix milles d'un autre village et à peine savoir qu'il existait. Tous cela a changé en 1871 lorsque des lignes d'embranchement ont sillonné l'île jetant ici là de petites gares à intervalles réguliers le long de ces lignes. Créant un pont entre les deux extrémités de l'île, le chemin de fer a rapproche les gens comme jamais auparavant. Le train transportait les parents et amis du défunt aux funérailles, les mariées à leur ceremonies et les fanfares aux pique-niques. Il transportait les équipes de hockey et leurs partisans à leurs matches, les agriculteurs et leurs récoltes au marché et les enfants au pensionnat. Peu importe le temps qu'il faisait, les Prince-Édouardiens se déplaçaient et se rencontraient au son du sifflet du train.
HM NumberHM1IR5
Placed ByHistoric - Historique Charlottetown
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Date Added Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 490659 N 5120006
Decimal Degrees46.23356667, -63.12113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 14.014', W 63° 7.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 14' 0.84" N, 63° 7' 16.08" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 Prince St, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island C1A 4P4, CA
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