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Saturday, August 22, 2009

O'Keefe Ranch

While we were in the Okanogan, we went to the O'Keefe Ranch, just outside of Vernon.....here's a bunch of pics. It is a pretty neat place...










We took a tour of the old house there....














beautiful woodwork on that staircase.














Gorgeous Meissen dinnerware in that house







Countergirl at the General Store. We bought candy there!

There were lots of old time posters in that store....some of them were pretty cool!






Old drill press
















St. Anne's Church, the oldest church in the Okanogan













Old stagecoach....














Check out the Leather leaf springs!!











A whole room set up with railroad track running thru a town





Da copper is sitting behind the billboards, lol....I got a kick out of that...
Industry in the little train town....
We saw some animals that were displaced due to fires at their homes....
this little one made me think of Linda....it looks like her baby goats.
The house the cowboys lived in....
Cowboy beds.....
I took a lot of pics of how they strung the bed laces together. We'd love to do this if we ever built a guest cabin here!
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5 comments:

Linda said...

Really cool Annie! It was all very nice, but I liked the beds the most! Reminds me of very 'easy' rope beds. Of course rope beds were usually pulled tight.

Oh and that little guys does remind me of my baby goats!

Cicero Sings said...

We've been through the O'Keefe Ranch too ... had a hoot of a guide. Loved his talk.

Anonymous said...

I love historical stuff! Thanks, for the great pics! Thanks, too, for the blog and information!

I live in South Eastern Minnesota and I am totally jealous of a) your homesteading life and b) your being Canadian.

I used to do a lot of work in Vancouver and Chetwynd, BC and Ontario. Good people and GREAT country!

Anonymous said...

I would rather use a hammock than the cowboy lacing, I think.

EJ

Annie said...

I'm glad u all like the pictures...I took so many that day! I didn't put even half of them up on the blog.

We had such a great time....Cicero, our guide was a hoot too! I wonder if it was the same one you had....

Anon...thank you for your comments! Canada's a pretty great place to be from!

EJ, these beds looked Very Comfy...we liked the idea of lacing with the ropes!

Annie