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Agriculture today : reel 18

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
South Peace Senior Secondary School: classroom and workshop activities. Greenhouse. Harris Flowers. Summerland Yacht Club. Newly completed public building (Vernon, B.C.): flower beds, library-museum-art-gallery, park and flower beds.

Agriculture today : reel 23, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following: Cattle in pasture. Feeding cattle. Inoculating cattle. Laboratory, silo, empty corrals, new building. Panorama of location. Sampling, testing and analysis of hay. Sampling silage. Laboratory procedures Fruit-picking device. Tomato-picking machine. View of pickers. The film cameraman. Based on a label shown in the film, the location may be the experimental farm at Summerland.

Agriculture today : reel 26, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
A. The Buckskin Land Cattle Company, located west of Williams Lake, is owned by Mr. And Mrs. Rudi Johnson and their children. To shorten the trip to town from the ranch, they have built a bridge over the Fraser River. It is on private property, but is open for public use. They tell the story of the bridge, and discuss plans to increase the size of their cattle herd from 400-500 to 1,000-1,100. (00:10:08)
B. At the federal agricultural research station in Summerland, Dr. Milmore [?] and Dr. MacArthur discuss their discovery of a way to eliminate bloat in cattle through controlled feeding. (00:04:25)
C. B.C.'s southern interior is one of the driest places in Canada. Al MacLean, of the federal agricultural research station in Kamloops, explains how to increase rangeland grass production by resting the land or re-seeding it with the most suitable grasses. (00:03:50)

Agriculture today : reel 3, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
Tomatoes, apples, peaches; growing tomatoes in a greenhouse at Summerland Hot House Tomatoes. Tree nursery: pruning, weed control, sprinklers, application of "centre leader trees"; adjusting the growing branches for easier fruit picking; the benefits of high density orchards; man and woman singing folk songs.

Agriculture today : reel 8, part 2

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
Fruit processing section of the Summerland research station; "hydro freezing" process. Apple processing at plant in Summerland. Canning line. Tree surgery. Fairview Orchards, Cawston, B.C. Young trees and orchard views.

Agriculture today : reel 9, part 1

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following:
The federal Dept. of Agriculture research station at Summerland. Views of the site. Tree surgery. Immersing fruit bins. Peaches treated in laboratory. Cherry trees. Apple trees. Recording weather data. Tending trees. Laboratory, orchard, and greenhouse scenes.

Alec Steven interview

CALL NUMBER: T1078:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alec H. Steven discusses life in Summerland from 1902 to 1930. He describes his early life in Scotland; why he came to Canada; a period in Manitoba; the attraction of the Okanagan; his ;first impressions; J.M. Robinson and the Summerland Development Company; Steven's work for Robinson; selling orchard lots; James Ritchie and West Summerland; Mr. Steven's own property; selling and shipping fruit; a trip back to Scotland in 1911; his involvement with immigration; resisting subdivision of property; why he chose Summerland; interest in the CPR; getting started in Summerland and social life. TRACK 2: Mr. Steven continues discussing J.M. Robinson; stories about liquor coming in by boat; the story of J.M. Robinson and his contributions; other people in the area such as Preston; Paddy Acland; Major Hutton and Sam McGee; more about work with Robinson; a story about Alexander MacKay, who came to buy land.

CALL NUMBER: T1078:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Steven continues his story about Alexander MacKay, who bought land with gold coins he carried in a dirty handkerchief; a description of MacKay; the joy in life; hard times; no money in circulation but only promissory notes; an anecdote. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Anita Morgan interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Anita Morgan discusses life in the Summerland area, 1903 to 1914. She describes how she came to the Okanagan with her family in 1903; her first impressions; other early families at Summerland; J.M. Robinson; family land; stories about Duncan Woods of the Hedley Mascot mine; the Gartrell family; early settlers of Summerland; young Englishmen in the area; a description of J.M. Robinson and his family; the Faulder family; Alec Steven; social life and recreation. TRACK 2: Mrs. Morgan continues by describing how her husband, Granville Morgan, came to the Okanagan, and his early experiences there; Mrs. Morgan's father's work as an Indian agent; the family orchard; the Baptist college at Summerland; James Ritchie; the journey from Qu'Appelle; Indians of the Summerland area; Douglas Hamilton; remittance men; and Faulder.

[British Columbia travel scenes]

Amateur film. "[B&W:] Victoria Harbour. Empress Hotel. View from Empress Hotel. [COLOUR:] Evening in Esquimalt. University of British Columbia. A house in Shaughnessy. Becky and Gore and her brother Bob. Vancouver skyline from Brockton Point. Scottie Wilson. North Vancouver. B&W: Osoyoos Lake, going up Anarchist Mountain. Looking [southwest] through windshield. Causeway between Osoyoos Lake and Skaha Lake. Penticton main street. Looking at Okanagan Lake from Summerland. Kelowna Regatta. Aquatic Club. Ferry from Westbank to Kelowna. Becky and Rob on ferry at Kelowna. Black Mountain in distance. Looking north on Okanagan Lake. Kelowna main street. Rutland Road, packing house. Dog on Edie Gay Ranch. T.G.S. Chambers and dog. House on Belgo. A.K. Lloyd, our next door neighbour. Apples. Pixie Wilson with horse. Kelowna looking down Okanagan Lake. Paddy and Patricia Acland. O.V. Maude Roxby & Mr. Hart. Looking over RLO Bench to Kelowna. Looking at Black Mountain from ranch. House. Orchards on Belgo Road, Kelowna. Pruning the orchard. Revelstoke - main ski jump. Nels Nielson, champion jumper. Looking down the Columbia River. North shore road at Agassiz. Harrison Lake with Mt. Douglas. Railway and road bridge across the Fraser River. Pattullo Bridge. Empress Hotel. Pier D, Vancouver, before the fire. "Princess" boat. View from Metropolitan Building. Marine Building with Stanley Park. Top of Royal Bank Building, Vancouver, with representatives of Cockfield-Brown and both Chambers. Pan over Vancouver skyline. Cambie Street Bridge. Advertising tea. Georgia Street. Old CPR Hotel. House on Balfour Street, Vancouver. Film star Lilian Chambers off to Chicago." (Colin Browne)

Commission to Enquire Into the Economic Conditions in the Several Areas under Irrigation Projects

  • GR-0314
  • Series
  • 1927

This series consists of the records of the Commission to Enquire Into the Economic Conditions in the Several Areas under Irrigation Projects from 1927. The enquiry examined the following areas: Glenmore Irrigation District, Grand Forks I.D., Heffley Creek I.D., Naramata I.D., Peachland I.D., Rutland I.D., Scotty Creek Development District, South East Kelowna I.D., Vernon I.D., West Summerland, Westbank I.D., and Winfield. The records include 4 volumes of submissions to the commission, two copies of the Commission's final report, and 1 volume of exhibits.

British Columbia. Commission to Enquire Into the Economic Conditions in the Several Areas under Irrigation Projects, 1927

Dept. of Agriculture lantern slides and negatives

  • GR-3599
  • Series
  • [between 1900 and 1915]

The series consists of 214 photographs, mostly glass lantern slides and glass negatives, created or collected by the Dept. of Agriculture sometime between 1900 and 1915.

The lantern slides contain images of fruit trees, orchards, farms, packing boxes, greenhouses, crops and other agricultural activity. A few have descriptive labels which indicate that they were taken in Victoria, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Summerland, and some have photographers identified (D.J. Dwyer, J. Howard A. Chapman and Edgar Fleming). These photographs may have been used for a variety of purposes including public lectures and as illustrations for reports. Some of the slides have been hand coloured. These slides are from accession 198012-018.

The glass negatives from this accession consist of two files. The first file contains 13 negatives identified as being from Atkinson's mushrooms; images of mushrooms and fungi from book on same and appear to have been photographed directly from George F. Atkinson's 1901 books called "Studies of American Fungi". The second file consists of 24 negatives identified as Morris Middleton pruning lecture. Middleton was an assistant horticulturalist for the Dept. of Agriculture and gave pruning workshops and lectures.

The 27 glass negatives from accession 198410-027 show farms and farm buildings, fruit and berry growing as well as fruit packing and pruning classes in Creston, B.C. in 1914 (F.B. Turner photographer) and photos of apple growing medals presented to the Government of British Columbia in 1909.

British Columbia. Dept. of Finance and Agriculture

Gwen Hayman and Dorothy and William Robinson : interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Land promoter John Moore Robinson is recalled by his daughters Dorothy Robinson and Gwen Hayman, and by a nephew, William Robinson, who also discuss life in the central Okanagan, 1897 to 191;4. The three speakers all speak together so it is not specified who says what. The discussion begins by describing Robinson's background; memories of Summerland; the SS "Okanagan" and Captain Estabrooks; trips on the family houseboat; how Robinson came west and founded Peachland; early days in Peachland and Summerland; James Ritchie; Robinson's companies; CPR interest in Summerland; early days of Naramata, including what life was like there and in Summerland. TRACK 2: The Robinsons offer childhood memories; a discussion about J.M. Robinson and Mrs. Robinson; early church service; first impressions of the Okanagan; the trip out from Brandon; the family house; more on Robinson's background and the founding of Peachland; Robinson's enthusiasm for the Okanagan; Summerland days; visits of CPR; financiers; stories about the Robinson's family Chinese cook; impressions of Penticton and Kelowna; and a westerner's view of eastern Canadians.

H.V. "Paddy" Acland interview

CALL NUMBER: T1085:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Paddy Acland remembers a few anecdotes about hunting and hiking in the BC interior. He explains how he came out to British Columbia from England after serving with the British Army duri;ng the Boer War. He describes expectations of life in BC and offers comments on the background of his father, John Acland. He arrived in BC in 1908; he describes the appearance of Summerland. He discusses his first jobs in the Okanagan; building his first log cabin; an anecdote about digging a basement for "Old Johnson"; buying and pre empting land in the Okanagan. TRACK 2: Paddy Acland describes the development of his own property near Eneas Lake between Peachland and Summerland. He discusses his first impressions of the Okanagan Valley, coming into it via train and boat. He describes ;the sternwheeler "Aberdeen"; labouring for a tobacco farmer in Kelowna; working for a dairy farmer, the meanest man Mr. Acland had ever met; comments on another employer, named "Fluffy" Williston. Mr. Acland offers further comments on British immigrants who came to the Okanagan during this era.

CALL NUMBER: T1085:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Paddy Acland mentions his first jobs in the Okanagan, including lumber sorting and surveying. Mr. Acland returned to England for two months, and then returned to the Okanagan. He offers an; anecdote about a man being thrown into Lake Okanagan with all of his belongings, for making a pass at a local girl, and the "rough" justice of the era. More anecdotes about promiscuity between wives; of landed settlers and hired working men. Mr. Acland discusses his marriage to a girl from Summerland, and a digression on the different types of English immigrants, including the class that settled; in Vernon during the early decades of the century, which he found snobbish and pretentious. He describes the mixture of settlers in Kelowna during this era. TRACK 2: Mr. Acland offers comments about the Edgelow family of Kelowna, particularly Mrs. Edgelow, who delighted in shocking Kelowna residents prior to World War I. He comments on the background of the Acland family and offers anecdotes ;about his mother-in-law, Mrs. Hutton of Kelowna, an ardent Catholic convert who often entertained in her large home. He tells a story about an English orchardist who planted his trees upside down, an;d describes dances and social activities in the Okanagan Valley during this era. He describes the growth and development of Summerland during its early years and reflects upon the different currents ;of immigrants and settlers which have made up the fabric of Canadian society.

CALL NUMBER: T1085:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Paddy Acland discusses some early Okanagan Valley residents. He admits that he joined the Baptist church choir to meet young and single women. He discusses relations with the Indians in the reserve near Summerland; the story of Sam McGee; comments on how the capital of early settlers was used and misused; a recollection of J.M. Robinson; comments on the Manitoba farmers induced to come; to the Okanagan Valley by Robinson; comments on how young men made a living in the Okanagan during this era; a story about the fortunes of three young working men; and comments on the Dominion Experimental Farm at Summerland. TRACK 2: Mr. Acland recalls several characters at Cobble Hill, Duncan, and offers a comparison between Vancouver Island and the Okanagan Valley during the early years of t;he century. He discusses personalities and experiences at Thetis Island; then he tells a story about two young men who shot a policeman in the Okanagan Valley, and were hunted by posses throughout the valley. More comments on English settlers; the story of the Belleview Hotel; anecdotes about the antics at the Belleview Hotel, and a physical description of the hotel.;

CALL NUMBER: T1085:0004 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Paddy Acland retraces early working experiences and life in the Okanagan Valley. He describes Okanagan Falls around the time of the First World War; the town of Kaleden; a story about Tom E;llis; stories about rattlesnakes; a story about competing in the long jump against an Indian at Penticton; comments about Penticton and Naramata; a description of Peachland; comments about settlements; on the west side of Okanagan Lake; J.C. Dun-Waters and the building of Fintry; dairy farming; comments about the simple funerals of several wealthy Okanagan residents; and an anecdote about the funeral of Matt Wilson. TRACK 2: Mr. Acland recalls his service with a military regiment in the Okanagan Valley; organizational and disciplinary problems with the Okanagan military regiment; military stories and training with different military regiments in BC and eastern Canada.;

CALL NUMBER: T1085:0005 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Paddy Acland discusses military training and service overseas with a Canadian battalion during the First World War. He offers further recollections of aspects of military training in British Columbia. TRACK 2: Mr. Acland tells a story of bear hunting behind his homestead with a local Indian. He describes his service as a government weed inspector along Lake Okanagan, and tells a story; about entry into the military. He comments about training in the Okanagan and he traces his military career.

CALL NUMBER: T1085:0006 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Paddy Acland discusses further aspects of his military experience overseas during World War I. TRACK 2: Mr. Acland offers recollections about flying aircraft and training pilots during World War I; returning to the Okanagan Valley after the war; a story about losing his land after the war, and serving as a manager at the Eldorado ranch. Finally, he discusses hard times.

H.W. Corbitt interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-29 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Henry Corbitt talks about Summerland and Kaleden from 1908 to 1914. He describes why he came to Canada in 1906, including stories of his work and travels; his first impressions of Summer;land; his father's shipping line in England; J.M. Robinson and the beginnings of Peachland and Summerland; the orchards at Summerland; real estate salesmen; the great optimism about fruit growing; young bachelors; work in Kaleden; a discussion of Jim Ritchie and the beginnings of Kaleden; the Kaleden Hotel; and general comments. [TRACK 2: blank.]

John Lawler interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. John Lawler discusses his family background; seeing Sitting Bull in North Dakota; memories from boyhood there; later moves; going to the Okanagan to pack fruit in 1909; his family going t;o Rossland in 1895; recollections of Rossland; ski races at Red Mountain; general comments; Charles Russell who was an artist; how he came to Summerland; Summerland apples; apple shows; picking contests; packing contests; athletic family; more on Rossland; Kelly of Trout Creek; Sam McGee, of Service's poem, who was Lawler's brother-in-law. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Millicent Lindo papers re BC hospitals

Material collected in preparation for a projected history of British Columbia hospitals: letters from hospitals, some containing historical notes (folder 3); brief histories of hospitals; records of St. Joseph's Hospital, Dawson Creek and Nootka District General Hospital Association; scrapbooks of Providence Hospital, Fort St. John and St. John Hospital, Vanderhoof.

Purchased from M. Lindo, Victoria, 1978.

A finding aid is available.

Okanagan College

Assorted material from Okanagan Baptist College, Summerland, including register of pupils, 1907-1908; calendar of studies, 1913-1914; three copies of "Okanagan Lyceum", March 1909 and May and December 1912; "The Western Outlook", June 15, 1913; and "The Summerland Review", Vol. 1 No. 1 (Aug. 8, 1908).

Loaned for copying by Ruth Dale, Summerland, Muriel Mclanty, Penticton and Mrs. J.H. Stapleton, Penticton, 1979.

Okanagan Baptist College

[Okanagan Valley] : [footage and out-takes]

Footage. Various shots of businesses, streets, factories, warehouses, schools, recreation, resorts, transportation, etc., in Penticton, Summerland, Kelowna, Vernon and surrounding area. Includes footage of the Kelowna Regatta and the Vernon Races and "Klondike Nites".

Otto Estabrooks interview

CALL NUMBER: T1076:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Otto Estabrooks talks about the CPR steamboats on the interior lakes of BC, 1894 to 1920. He describes how he came to BC at the age of five; his father George Estabrooks was a captain of CPR steamboats; the background of his father's family; why the family came to BC; CPR boats on various BC waterways; early jobs at Okanagan Landing; moving up the ranks to captain; serving on various boats on the Columbia River and the Okanagan; early lake navigation; Captain T.D. Shorts and his boats; the importance of sternwheelers in BC; the operation of sternwheelers; the Columbia River; Arrow Lakes, and Captain Forsland. TRACK 2: Mr. Estabrooks continues with a story about a man falling off a foot plank; ports of call; places on Arrow Lakes; the hotel at Halcyon Springs and various proprietors; towns on Arrow Lakes; how he enlisted in World War I; Renata, which was a mining settlement; the difficulty of piloting steamboats; a wild bull story; loading and unloading of livestock;.; CALL NUMBER: T1076:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Estabrooks discusses Lardeau and Argenta, and other stops on Kootenay Lake; remittance men; a description of Kootenay Lake; wind dangers to sternwheelers; Colonel Lowery's description of a ride on a steamboat; staterooms on boats; Slocan Lake; the beauty of various lakes compared; navigation on Okanagan Lake and how wind was a problem; the Fintry ranch and its owners; Okanagan Centre and Summerland. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Paddy Acland's progress : the adventures of a young Englishman in the Okanagan Valley

The item is an audio recording produced for the Provincial Archives' Sound Heritage Series under contract. The speaker is H.V. "Paddy" Acland, one of the many young Englishmen who came to settle in the Okanagan Valley in the first decade of the 20th century. He and his compatriots saw in the Okanagan a reflection of their own youth, vitality and optimism. This sound program was based on an 1964 interview with Mr. Acland, recorded by Imbert Orchard of the CBC.

Reid Johnston interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Railroading in B.C. : Reid Johnston RECORDED: [location unknown], 1980-01-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Robert Turner, Reid Johnston discusses his memories of railroading: background -- born 1893 in Washington state; spent much of his early life in California; became office boy at Nakusp for the CPR at age 16; after a year, he became a station agent at Halcyon Hot Springs for 8 years; then worked in telegraph agency in Kelowna, then Penticton; becoming a brake man; returning to being dispatcher at a number of different stations; retiring in Summerland; becoming magistrate; became president of CPR pioneers association; describes operation at Nakusp, Hotsprings, Penticton braking experience, job at Nicola, night shift in Merritt; his love of telegraphing; living in a box car at Beaverdell; anecdote about mixed-up caskets in Summerland. TRACK 2: Mr. Johnston discusses: working at Coalmont; disaster at Coalmont after he left were 13 men were killed; working at Summerland -- Japanese community, large amounts of fruit being shipped, mostly handled passenger traffic; he had 1200 employees under his jurisdiction at one point; union politics; jobs in railroading dropped severely in later years; opinion of CPR as employer; later life; sale of property; story of a robbery of a safe in Summerland. (End of interview)

Robinson family records

Series consists of some family memorabilia, and records relating to the career of J.M. Robinson as a school teacher, MLA and newspaper proprietor (Brandon Times and the Portage La Prairie Printing and Publishing Co.) in Manitoba. Several notebooks and a diary relate to his interest in prospecting in B.C. (area between Rossland and Okanagan) and to his interest in spiritualism, including its use in prospecting.

The bulk of the series consists of minute books, correspondence, financial and legal records relating to Robinson's various development companies: Okanagan Securities, Canadian Irrigated Orchards, Okanagan Realty, Naramata Supply Co., Hotel Naramata, Hotel Summerland and Crescent Beach Co.

The series also contains letters inward to the Headmistress of Naramata School for Girls, 1942-1946 and photographs of school activities, Visual Records accession 198504-16. Microfilm (neg.) 1879, 1897, 1929-1931 35 mm 6 reels [A01438-A01443] John Moore Robinson (1855-1934) moved to the Okanagan in 1898 and acquired and developed property at Peachland, Summerland and Naramata. He also had a career as a school teacher, MLA and newspaper proprietor (Brandon Times and the Portage La Prairie Printing and Publishing Company) in Manitoba. He had an interest in prospecting in British Columbia (area between Rossland and Okanagan) and spiritualism, including its use in prospecting. His business interests included the Summerland Trust Company, incorporated in 1907. The company name changed to Okanagan Trust Company Limited, on September 12, 1911, and finally to Okanagan Securities Limited on August 28, 1915. He was also involved with the Naramata Development Company (incorporated in 1907) which became Canadian Irrigated Orchards Limited in October 5, 1926. The bulk of the records consist of minute books, correspondence, financial and legal records relating to Robinson's companies: Okanagan Securities, Canadian Irrigated Orchards, Okanagan Realty, Naramata Supply Company, Hotel Naramata, Hotel Summerland and Crescent Beach Company. There are several notebooks and a diary related to prospecting and spiritualism. Also included is some family memorabilia and letters inward to the Headmistress of Naramata School for Girls, 1942-1946. Maps transferred to Map accession 19419.

Ronald Helmer interview

CALL NUMBER: T1072:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Ronald Helmer talks about agriculture and life in the Okanagan, 1900 to 1910. He explains how he came to Canada; incidents on the train; his arrival in the Okanagan; his impressions of ;the valley and of the people and the economic situation; cooperatives; the Combines Act; why he came to BC; his arrival in Vernon and going to see W.C. Ricardo; fruit growing at that time; odd jobs; Coldstream Ranch; the Indian hop pickers; an incident with an Indian in a store; and how people were trustworthy. TRACK 2: Mr. Helmer offers an anecdote about two men in Kamloops; banquets at bull sales in Kamloops; an anecdote about the bull sale committee; the development of irrigation; financial problems over irrigation; irrigation districts; irrigation systems; a man shot over stealing irrigation water in 1913 or 1915; remittance men in general, and a story about one in particular.

CALL NUMBER: T1072:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Helmer discusses early jobs; working on CPR lots at Summerland; working for fruit farmer R.H. Agur at Summerland; work with the government fruit inspector; he became the first superintendent; the Summerland Dominion Experimental Farm in 1914; a story of a trip to Penticton by wagon; work at an experimental farm working on tomato growing and fruit experiments; World War I and seed production; the importance of the experimental farm to the valley; and the Okanagan Horticultural Club. TRACK 2: Mr. Helmer discusses the organization of Chautauquas; a discussion of varieties of apples; the development of strains of apples including Delicious and McIntosh; grape growing; varieties; illustration farms; cover crops; vegetable growing; tomatoes; big influx of people from 1900 to 1910; other fruit experiments.

CALL NUMBER: T1072:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Helmer compares fruit to vegetable growing; and discusses fertilizer salesmen; cover crops; ploughing; the people who came out to grow fruit; types of fruit grown in various parts of the Okanagan; winter kill; a story about the Bank of Montreal in Vernon and banker G.A. Henderson; steamboats on Okanagan Lake; how Mr. Helmer left the experimental farm; work on a stock farm at Nicola; running for office for Kamloops and Yale and losing. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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