Powers Creek (B.C.)



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John Gellatly interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. John Gellatly talks about his family's experiences in the Okanagan Valley, 1893 to 1920. He discusses his family background; why they came west; his arrival in Vernon, including life and; recreation and the people in Vernon; an anecdote about his father's mining claim; mining in the area; other people in Vernon; the family farms and farming at Shorts Point, Fintry, and Powers Creek, near Westbank; a story of the move to Powers Creek in 1900; the house there; comments on his education; a discussion of the produce grown and shipped; a story of a fugitive who shot a policeman; a discussion of nut growing. [TRACK 2: blank.]