*By: Emily Jones*
*History of Miners in the Okanagan Valley*
*Role of the Okanagan Fur Brigade Trail*
*Early European Profile*
*Reasons For Settlement in the Okanagan Valley*
*Early Accomplishments in Europe or Other Places in North America*
*Accomplishments in Okanagan Valley*
- HBC wanted to keep their knowledge of gold originally traded with First Nations and later David Douglas's find a secret. This was to protect their discovery from gold miners and keep their supply of gold from First Nations valuable.
- David Douglas died at the age of 35. His gored and trampled body was found at the bottom of a cattle trap occupied by an enraged bull. Mysterious circumstances surrounding the death have given rise to speculation about whether it was an accident, murder, or suicide.
David Douglas in 1824, on his second exploration to North America from England where he found gold for the first time.
Bernard ave. Then
Bernard ave. 1909 was called the main street of Kelowna.
Bernard ave. Now
Bernard ave. 2014 some buildings are in the same place as the originals.