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Origins & Dates
- The first trees appear to be planted by Hiram F. "Okanagan" Smith in 1857
- In 1862 the Oblate farmers planted apples at heir Mission near present day Kelowna
- The History of Fruit Growing in the B.C Interior says the first apple trees in the Indian Reserve at Inkameep were planted in 1878.
-Francis X. Richter planted three orchards, the first at about 1880.
- Earl and Countess of Aberdeen visited and bought 13,000 acres at the north end of the valley 480 acres on the shores of Okanagan lake which was turned into orchards.
- the earliest recorded date of grapes in the Okanagan was in 1905 at the Canada Department of Agriculture Research Station, Summerland.
-Machinery was first introduced to the first industry in 1921. It was a grading machine that dumped apples on a sorting table.
-J.W Hughes bought forty-five acres to get he grape business going in 1928
-Shortly after Charlie Casorso planted a vineyard in the Ellison area
Role of the Fur Brigade Trail
John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen
How did the early Europeans impact the growth and development of the Okanagan valley?
This picture is from the Vernon museum and shows what Coldstream looked like 1n the late 1800's
This is what Coldstream looks like now