Fonds - Columbia Valley Irrigated Fruit Lands Ltd. fonds

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Columbia Valley Irrigated Fruit Lands Ltd. fonds

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  • 1906-1952 (Creation)
    Columbia Valley Irrigated Fruit Lands

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1.8 m of textual records;ca. 125 photographs;ca. 20 plans

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The Columbia Valley Irrigated Fruit Lands Ltd. was established in 1908 to develop irrigation projects in Invermere, Wilmer and the Benches in the Columbia Valley of B.C. The company was the major land owner in the area and was responsible for much of the development of Invermere and surrounding area, including the building of a hospital and school in the village.

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The fonds consists of memorandum of association, minutes, correspondence, financial ledgers, reports, tax and property records, land grants and deeds, logging contracts, annual reports, records of sales, water records, banking records, and other legal agreements. The fonds includes correspondence with the Columbia Valley Settlers Association and the Columbia Valley Irrigation and Power Company. The fonds also includes photographs of land development in the Windermere Valley in the 1910s and plans of properties owned and developed by the company.

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BCAUL control number: WVM-1207

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