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CPR to display 125-year-old charter at Calgary museum


Yesterday, Canadian Pacific Railway marked the 125th anniversary of its incorporation by displaying the historical “Canadian Pacific Railway Co.” charter at Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta.

To be previewed this year, the charter will become part of a permanent gallery to open at the museum in February 2007. The document has never been displayed publicly. Since 1881, the railroad has privately stored the charter in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary.

“CPR’s company charter, with its 69 clauses, is not just another typical corporate legal document,” said CPR President Fred Green in a prepared statement. “It is the multi-paged document that allowed Canada to physically link east with west.”

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