The History of Okanagan Agriculture
By: Siera Zandvliet Blk: C
Early History of Fruit Farming
Origins & General History
1859-First apple tree planted by Father Pandosy
1889-First commercial orchard established
1892-S&O railway arrives in the Okanagan Valley
1910-First orcharding schools established
The Role of the Okanagan Fur Brigaid Trail
A Look Into the Life of an Early Agriculturist: Lord & Lady Aberdeen
Initial Reasons For Settlement
Some things you may not have known about early agriculture......
-Many orchards in the Okanagan Valley began as cattle ranches and were later developed into successful fruit farms
-So many people wanted to be part of the fruit growing business that schools were opened in order to educate new agriculturists
What was the Impact of the Early Europeans on the Growth and Development of the Okanagan Valley?
A Map of the Original Area
Although this map was not made during the Aberdeen's time period; it is a good representation of where everything was. Most settlers were living on the Kelowna side of the lake, including the Aberdeens.
The Aberdeen Estates in the Modern World
This picture shows where the Aberdeen house was compared to now. The building still stands and retains its original name, Guisachan house. It is now a historical sight and restaurant.
Lord and Lady Aberdeen and Family
This picture shows the Aberdeen family that helped to make the Okanagan the booming fruit business it is today.