VERNON is located in the N OKANAGAN VALLEY on the northeast arm of OKANAGAN LK, nestled between Okanagan, KALAMALKA and Swan lakes, 440 km from VANCOUVER via the COQUIHALLA HWY. Fur traders began using the west side of Okanagan Lk as a transport route from the lower COLUMBIA R after 1811 (see FUR BRIGADES), but it was the CATTLE INDUSTRY that brought the first permanent settlement. Between 1862, when the brothers Forbes and Charles...

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