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voices from west of the 4th meridian

I keep hearing them, voices from a hundred years ago, on the banks of the Red Deer River. I’m working on something I think of as an antiphonal essay, a series of calls and responses. 559 more words

The Railwayman

In Toronto, Percy found work with the Canadian Northern Railway, no doubt aided by his big brother Ted. The Canadian Northern was founded to compete with the Canadian Pacific Railway  and completed a transcontinental track in 1916, but, overwhelmed by debt, was nationalized in 1917 and eventually (in 1923) joined with the Grand Trunk Railway and other government-held railways to form the Canadian National Railway. 349 more words

Percy Theobald