British Columbia - Periods -Confederation 

Confederation (1871-1899)
Confederation brought major changes to BC with the building of the railroad, the division of powers with the Federal Government and the explosion of investment and development in the province.
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Governor Seymour

Frederick Seymour was the third Governor of the Colony of British Columbia, serving from 1864 to 1869. He was appointed Governor
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Seward Alaska Purchase

William H. Seward was an American statesman, politician, and diplomat who served as the United States Secretary of State from 1861
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Canada Confederation

Canada Confederation refers to the process by which the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the
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The Yale Convention

The Yale Convention was a series of meetings held in Yale, British Columbia in 1868 to discuss the possibility of British Columbia
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Anthony Musgrave

Governor Anthony Musgrave was the Governor of the Colony of British Columbia from 1872 to 1876. It was during his term of office that
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The HBC and the NWT

The Hudson's Bay Company and the Northwest Territories are two important aspects of Canada's history. The Hudson's Bay Company
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Confederation Negotiations

British Columbia (BC) is one of the 10 provinces of Canada. BC joined Confederation, or became a part of Canada, in 1871. The decision to
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The British Foreign Office

It is likely that the Foreign Office was involved in discussions and negotiations related to the Confederation of British Columbia
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BC Enters Canada

British Columbia joined Confederation as a province of Canada on July 20, 1871. Before that, it was a colony of the British Empire
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The Last Spike Craigellie

The "Last Spike" refers to the final spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) line, completed in 1885. This event marked
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The City of Vancouver

The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, was founded in 1886 and named after British navigator George Vancouver. Before
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The Trail Smelter

The Trail Smelter in Trail, British Columbia, Canada, was established in the late 1800s and was one of the first lead and zinc smelters
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Union Steamship Co.

The Union Steamship Company of British Columbia was a Canadian shipping company that operated primarily in the Pacific Northwest
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