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The Ditch: Lifeblood of a Community

 
Sagebrush and Greasewood cover before widespread irrigation
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McIntyre Bluff from south of present day Oliver
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Tent house and family
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Interview with Mrs. Elsie Boone conducted by Penny-Lynn Galbraith
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Tent Camp and Horses (present-day airport area)
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Southern Okanagan Lands Project work camp
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Digging the ditch near McIntyre Bluff
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Preparing to pour concrete
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Southern Okanagan Lands Project workers pouring cement
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North view of valley prior to large-scale settlement
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Picture of Highway 97 south of Oliver
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West Lateral Flume
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Looking south-east over Engineer's Camp #4
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Picture of Flume #2
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Picture of Flume #3
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Southern Okanagan Irrigation Works Engineers
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Workers gathered around Camp Fireside
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Syphon during construction
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