Item AAAB1243 - Tierney O'Keefe interview

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Tierney O'Keefe interview

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  • 1965-11-03 [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Tierney O'Keefe discusses his father; Cornelius O'Keefe, and the O'Keefe Ranch, 1860 to 1905. He discusses how Cornelius came to the Okanagan and pre-empted land in 1868; how the ranch grew to a great size; ranch buildings; Indians and the Indian reserve; the relationship of whites and Indians; how the post office was established at his ranch; other settlers in the area; Captain T.D.; Short's plan to build a canal linking Shuswap and Okanagan Lakes; writers; self-sufficiency; the flour mill on the ranch; how a large part of O'Keefe ranch was sold in 1905, and how orchards sold for $1,015 per acre; recollections of Cornelius O'Keefe, and St. Anne's Church on the ranch, which was built in 1886. [TRACK 2: blank.];

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-064.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1120

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Orchard ; O-52/1

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speaker: Tierney O'Keefe, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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