By Emily Meyer block C
they drove more and more cattle up to the Okanagan through old fur bridge trill, they was as far as the Carbooo gold field.
the rancher was selling the cattle to the gold miners, originally.
- Cornelius O'Keefe decided he could make more money raising cattle instead of driving them from Oregon; he was one of the first cattle drivers.
- he got land from the government to buy land for ranching.
- the gold ran out so less cattle were sold to miners.
- Then the CPR had to send the cattle to Eastern Canada to feed the railway builders as well as to export them for sale to other interested buyers.
- Soon more people began to settle in the Okanagan and the prairies. This created a larger market for the cattle.
Role of the Okanagan Fur Brigade Trail in the development of this category
They use the cattle to feed the gold miners and when they ran out they lost more business
they use the fur Brigade trail to drive the cattle
Arthur Booth Knox was confided felon.
Arrived in the Okanagan valley in the late 1874 he purchased 4,000 acres of land valley soon-to-be-surveyed town sit of Kelowna
1890 " the hay fire" to Tom Ellison three prize hay stack. Apparently there was to many cattle and Arthur Booth Knox was accused of the causing the fire to drive out his competition.
Arthur Booth Knox was found guilty and ordered to serve 3 years at hard labor.
Arthur Booth Knox was from Scotland
- There was more cattle in Oregon so they drove there cattle to the Okanagan.
- They use more and more render that driving there cattle up to the Okanagan throw the old fur bridge and trail they went as fair then the Carboo gold fled.
- the rancher was selling the cattle to the gold mainers
Reasons for settlement in Okanangan valley
Early Accomplishments in Okanagan valley
Accomplishments in Okanagan valley
LEgacy Toady ( how the name lives on today and why?)
today it is the largest contiguous park space within the city of Arthur Booth Knox Kelowna limits.
Its home to the Okanagan sun flower
Knox mountain hill climb
garden memorial at the top Knox mountain drive
society called the friends of Knox mountain park