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 ERNON NEWS, VERNON, B.C.
SOME HISTORY OF
MTHEOKAMdNir"
NOW AVAILABLE
Splendid   Articles   Dealing  With
Early L>ays Assembled
In Booklet Form
An interesting booklet just <off the
1 press, is the first annual report of
the Okanagan Historical and Natural History Society, which is embodied in 3 6 pages of closely printed matter. Included among the contributors are articles by the President, Leonard Norris, Max H. Ruh-
mann, F. M. Buckland, H. J. Blur-
ton, Arthur H. Lang, Joseph Brent,
Rev.   Wm.   Stott,   B. A.
The titles of the articles show
the wide range of subjects dealt
with. They follow: A Unique Fau-
nal Area in Southern B. C.; the Bison in the Okanagan Valley; Kelowna, Its Name; Mr. and Mrs. Eli
Lequime; The Establishment of Okanagan Mission; Settlement at L'
Anse Au Sable; The Hudson's Bay
Brigade Trail; The Hope Trail;
Some Notable Men in the Okanagan
Valley; The First Wagons in the
Okanagan Valley; Dawson's Map
of 1877; The Placer Mines-on Cherry and Mission Creeks; Glacial Erratic in Coldstream Valley; Pot-
Holes at Shuswap Falls; The First
Stone Grist Mill; Okanagan and
Shuswap Canal; The Presbyterian
Church in the North and Central
Okanagan; Humor in the Okanagan;
The Townsite of Vernon, B.C.; A
Whalebone Found on Okanagan
Lake; The Boundary Line; Mussel
Shells; The Overland Expedition of
1862.
Copies of the booklet may be purchased from: Fred H. Barnes, En-
derby; Rev. Wm. Stott, Armstrong;
II Max H. Ruhmann, Vernon; Mrs.
Angus Woods, Lumby; Frank M.
.ad, J^cJowna; George. Cart-
reli, Summerland; James Kerr, Pen-
ticton.
Dates
The following list of dates given
is  of  general  interest:
1792—Captain Grey enters the
Columbia River and names the river
after his ship, the "Columbia."
1807—David Thompson reaches
the   Columbia   River,   over-land.
1810—-The Tonquin sails from
New York with the Astor party.
Wilson P. Hunt leaves Quebec with
the   over-land   Astor   party.
18il—The Tonquin arrives on
the Columbia in March. The Astor
men establish Astoria and Fort
Okanagan. David Thompson reaches
the mouth of the Columbia in June.
The crew, of the Tonquin killed by
the Indians and the ship blown up
at Clayoquot. David Stuart ascends  Okanagan  Lake.
181*2—The Hunt party arrive' on
the Columbia. David Stuart reaches
Kamloops and winters there.
1813—The North West Company
buy out the Astor interests and take
over Astoria. Fort Kamloops established.
1821—The North West Company
and the Hudson's Bay Company
amalgamate.
1825—-Tom McKay blazes the
Hudson's Bay Brigade Trail from
Fort   Okanagan   to   Kamloops.
1827—Fort   Langley   established.
1843—The City of Victoria founded   (Camosun).
1858—The first missionaries arrive at L'Anse au Sable (Okanagan
Mission). -
1859—The first land settlement at
L'Anse  au  Sable.
18 6 0—Okanagan Mission established.
1864—Eli Lequime arrives at
Okanagan Mission.
1883—Canal from Okanagan Lake
to Enderby surveyed,  Casimer  Bon-
neau   arrives  at  Okanagan  Mission.
1884—Myles McDonald arrives in
Spallumcheen.
1885—First    Government    Offices
built   and    the    Provincial    Govern- |
ment  Agency  moved  from  Enderby
to   Vernon    (Priest's   Valley).
189 0—Construction work on the
S. & O.   Railway  commenced.
189 2—Spallumcheen Municipality
incorporated. Donald Graham, Reeve.
City of Vernon incorporated. W. F.
Cameron,  Mayor.

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