The Boy in the Picture: The Craigellachie Kid and the Driving of the Last Spike
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Edward Mallandaine had just turned 18 when he left his home to help the Canadian militia fight Louis Riel. He crossed the province as a Royal Mail carrier, following the unfinished stretches of railway before ending up in Craigellachie just in time for the driving of the last spike. To prove it, he thrust himself into the historical photograph.