Final Task . Ranchers
History of Ranchers in the Okanagan Valley
In the same time this was happening, another settling group of ranchers were moving in around Fort Kamloops because of its proximity to the Fort as a supply center. In the next few years, the area was becoming very busy. Especially on the grasslands between kamloops and cache creek for its usable land.
The last place to be occupied by the ranchers was the Okanagan valley because of its distance from the markets. But once discovered and occupied by white settlers, the Okanagan was found to be a great place to settle and raise cattle because of the native amount of bunchgrass that was naturally well watered by streams running through the mission and by the lake itself.
Role of the Fur Brigade Trail
Early European Profile
Reasons for Settlement
Accomplishments in the Okanagan
What was the impact of the early Europeans on the growth and development of the valley?
-O'keefe worked as a postman for 40 years successfully
O'keefe general store in 1868
Cornelius had decided to open a general store to accomplish interaction with customers.
Early personal photograph.
An old picture of Cornelius O'keefe.
Map of ranch
Indicated on this map is the location of the O'keefe ranch.