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Discover Italy’s Connection to the Silk Road

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The “Silk Road“, an extensive system of ancient trade routes across Asia; the Mediterranean North; Northeast Africa and Europe.  It symbolized the bond between East and West.  It laid the foundation for the economic and cultural development of our modern world. ”

Vancouver’s connection to the Silk Road dates back to the days of the Canadian Pacific silk trains. Between 1887 and the late 1930s, the Canadian Pacific locomotives loaded with bales of precious raw silk from the Far East rumbled out of the port of Vancouver bound for the silk mills in New York.  More…

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