“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 Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia

Eagle Valley Marker detail image, Touch for more information
By Lumb Stocks, O'Keefe Ranch and Interior Heritage Society F20-15 (Public domain), 1921
Eagle Valley Marker detail
1British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, Cawston — Eagle Valley
For many thousands of years S ukwnaqinx (later Anglicized to "Okanagan") travelled and peopled a far-reaching territory. Though their main camp was centred at Penticton, this valley was used as a food gathering base-camp. . . . Map (db m187910) HM
2British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, Fairview — Fairview Gold
The 1890's held high hopes for the lode gold of mines such as Stemwinder, Morning Star, and Rattler. By 1902, when the Fairview Hotel or "Big Teepee" burned, the golden years were over. Fairview's population dwindled as miners left for more . . . Map (db m188011) HM
3British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, Hedley — Gold in Nickel Plate
From the heart of this mountain, men took $47,000,000 in gold. It started in 1904 when Hedley boomed with the opening of the mill in town and the Nickel Plate Mine on the mountain-top. The nearby Hedley Mascot Mine, on a claim of less than an acre, . . . Map (db m188007) HM
4British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, Keremeos — An American Railroad
This old covered bridge and parts of the abandoned right-of-way are mute reminders of the Vancouver, Victoria und Eastern Railway (VVAE), a subsidiary of the American-based Great Northern Railway. Between 1907 and 1914, the VVAE pushed northward, . . . Map (db m187920) HM
5British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, Osoyoos — Southern Crossroads
A valley north and south, a sandspit east and west — this was the crossroad of the centuries. Down the valley on Indian trails came the laden horses of the Fur Brigade from 1824 to 1848. Later, miners and settlers streamed northward. Across the . . . Map (db m187930) HM
6British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, Osoyoos — Spotted Lake
The Okanagan nation knows Spotted Lake, just east of here, as K t li lxw. From time immemorial its healing waters and mud were used by First Nations to cure aches and illness, and for spiritual healing. High concentrations of Epsom . . . Map (db m187927) HM
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7British Columbia, Okanagan-Similkameen, Summerland — J.M. Robinson
When John M. Robinson, a former Manitoba legislator and newspaper editor, came to the South Okanagan in 1898, he found only dry grazing land. Seeing its potential, he introduced irrigation and led in the establishment of peach, pear, apricot, and . . . Map (db m187988) HM
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Mar. 20, 2023