Rutherford Avenue in Summerland is named after Archie Rutherford, a pioneer who came to the community from Manitoba in 1910.
He worked for the municipality for more than 40 years and also had an orchard in the Prairie Valley area. His wife was an active church worker.
The area around Rutherford Avenue is an agricultural area in Summerland. The picture shows the street with Prairie Valley Road in the distance.
R.H. Agur, future reeve of Summerland, is shown inspecting new orchards.
The home to the right was Sir Edmund Osler’s orchard home. Osler was the national president of the Dominion Bank and was one of several prominent Canadians who once owned land in Summerland.
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