July 20, 1871: British Columbia joins the Confederation of Canada to become its 6th province. Contrary to popular belief, British Columbia was content to have a wagon road, and not a railway, as a condition of joining Confederation. But they got a railway anyway as a way to connect British Columbia and the prairies with the rest of the British Empire.
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