Ranchers in the Okanagan
By: Taylor Earl Block: F
History of Ranchers
Role of the Okanagan Fur Brigade Trail
Reason for Settlement
-Constructed the caribou road between Clinton and bridge creek.
-Established a general store on his own land.
-Turned the general store into the first post office in the Okanagan.
-Helped to build the 115 mile ranch, that stretches across the entire valley
-Built theaters in Kamloops and Vernon.
-O'Keefe's ranch was a gathering spot for newcomers.
-O'Keefe was a postmaster for 40 years.