The Summerland Museum hosted a walking tour along the Trans Canada Trail during Earth Week. This photograph shows the new Millionaires’ Row sign in Prairie Valley. The signage is courtesy of the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen

Interpretive signs installed along trail

Two new interpretive signs have been installed along the Trans Canada Trail above Prairie Valley.

Two new interpretive signs have been installed along the Trans Canada Trail above Prairie Valley.

The funding came from the Community Foundation, the Trans Canada Trail Society and from the municipality.

One sign describes “Millionaires’ Row” in Prairie Valley.

When Sir Thomas Shaughnessy founded the community of Summerland he was able to convince several of his wealthy business partners to invest in the new community.

The second sign describes how Summerland was founded. Shaughnessy acquired the large Barclay cattle ranch in August, 1902.

The reason Barclay had the ranch for sale was because his wife Caroline wished to return to live at her home in Ashcroft.

 

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