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H.C.S. Collett interview
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2 audio reels (01:00:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm
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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-13 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. H.C.S. Collett discusses irrigation and life in general in the south Kelowna - Okanagan Mission area from 1912 to 1924. He discusses several characters and the history of the area; expe;\riences when he lived in Cumberland; his first impressions of the area; bringing irrigation from McCulloch Lake, which is above Kelowna; distribution of water; development of irrigation and details of; irrigation systems; and 'the boom' from 1911 to 1914. He describes his experiences doing odd jobs and goes into great detail about Okanagan Mission, the area and the people; grape growing; difficulties with private packing houses; trials and tribulations of an orchardist, especially the problems of apple growing. TRACK 2: Mr. Collett offers an anecdote about finding an area to develop a reservoir for even distribution among the orchards. More on irrigation and Belgian people in the Okanagan; selling fruit to private packing houses; the reorganization of the industry.
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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975
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Preservation compact disc made from original audio reels, 2002-09-16.
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Accession number(s): T1086
Previously described as AAAB1209
Orchard ; O-17/1-2
speaker: Horace Carlisle S. Collett, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen