History of the KLO Benches: Their Tragedies and Comedies by T.L. GillespieHistory of the KLO Benches: Their Tragedies and Comedies by T.L. Gillespie

History of the KLO Benches: Their Tragedies and Comedies

byT.L. Gillespie

Paperback | March 15, 2009

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In 1910, Thomas Leslie (T. L.) Gillespie left his prairie law practice and moved to Kelowna to become an orchardist. For the next roughly twenty years he grew tree fruit for the expanding Canadian and British markets – one year of his Mac apples took first prize for the British Empire. When he sold his orchard on the K. L. O. Benches in the late 1920s and returned to Britain, he wrote a wonderful reminiscence of his times in Kelowna’s pioneer days. History of the K. L. O. Benches: Their Tragedies and Comedies is T. L. Gillespie’s typescript and it has been edited and introduced by Wayne Wilson, Executive Director of the Kelowna Museums. This insightful and sensitive (and sometimes humourous) look at pioneer life lets every reader share Gillespie’s keen sense of observation on topics as varied as Ogopogo, irrigation development, early fruit marketing efforts, hunting and much more. Throughout the text, Gillespie’s wonderful writing style shows a sharp eye and reveals his love of Kelowna’s K. L. O. Benches and its pioneer personalities.
In 1910, Thomas Leslie (T. L.) Gillespie left his prairie law practice and moved to Kelowna to become an orchardist. For the next twenty years he grew tree fruit for the expanding Canadian and British markets – one year his Mac apples took first prize for the British Empire. When he sold his orchard on the K. L. O. Benches in the late ...
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Title:History of the KLO Benches: Their Tragedies and ComediesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:March 15, 2009Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0920685439

ISBN - 13:9780920685433

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