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Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, this historic site is a step back in time to the late 1800's. At that time, huge cattle ranches occupied the valley and ranch headquarters were self-contained settlements. The Ranch was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O'Keefe who, along with partner Thomas Greenhow, was driving cattle north to sell to hungry miners in the gold fiilds.

Impressed with the lush valley, they each pre-empted 160 acres of prime meadowland and began cattle ranching. By the turn of the century they owned over 20,000 acres. Today the ranch consists of 50 acres, the original buildings and their furnishings.

Location: PO Box 955, Highway 97, 12 km N. of Vernon, Vernon British Columbia V1T 6M8 Telephone 250-542-7868

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