“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in North Okanagan, British Columbia

O'Keefe Ranch Marker image, Touch for more information
By B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), June 15, 2016
O'Keefe Ranch Marker
1British Columbia, North Okanagan, Vernon — O'Keefe Ranch
One of the earliest cattle empires in the Okanagan began in 1867 when Cornelius O'Keefe and Thomas Greenhow drove cattle from Oregon to the north end of Okanagan Lake. In 1868 O'Keefe homesteaded 162 acres nearby, and within 40 years his cattle were . . . Map (db m187981) HM
2British Columbia, North Okanagan, Vernon — Spallumcheen Valley
“And our eyes feasted on the long stretch of prairies…” wrote A. L. Fortune, first settler in this fertile valley, in June, 1866. The natural meadows, rippling in tall grasses, were ideal pasture for cattle and sheep. Later, grain replaced . . . Map (db m187929) HM
3British Columbia, North Okanagan, Vernon, Coldstream — Coldstream Valley
The valley's potential was seen by Forbes and Charles Vernon in 1863, when travelling to silver claim staking 40 miles to the east. In 1864, the brothers pre-empted across the lake 1000 fertile acres which became Coldstream Ranch. Its products . . . Map (db m188020) HM
4British Columbia, North Okanagan, Vernon, Coldstream — Vernon Military Camp
Trumpets first sounded here in 1908 calling the Okanagan's cavalry to muster. Joined by infantry battalions, thousands of militiamen and cadets from all over the province came to know Mission Hill as British Columbia's largest military camp. . . . Map (db m187949) HM
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Mar. 29, 2023