Okanagan Valley 1948

In August 1948 Tinning travelled to British Columbia to visit his family in the Okanagan Valley. His mother lived in the village of Naramata (near Penticton) and his brother owned a fruit orchard in the area. Tinning drew these pencil sketches in a 5” x7” sketchbook. Shown above is a view From Bob’s Orchard, Penticton BC. At right is a Stump on an Okanagan Mt 1948. Below left is a view of the typical mountainside terrain with steep gullies and sandy slopes and at lower right is a barge being loaded with freight cars of fruit in rail transit to Kelowna and thence to Vancouver.  The sketchbook also includes drawings of the uniquely shaped Occidental Fruit Company storage sheds in the Kelowna railyards.

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