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Robert Allison came to Oyama in 1907 after a stint searching for gold in the Klondike He purchased land on the East bench and began his career as an orchardist. Dorothea Scott-Coward was a British woman who came to Canada in 1912 to visit a cousin, John Stokes, in Oyama, BC. In her first year she taught school in Okanagan Centre. While visiting her terminally ill cousin, she met Robert Allison and the couple married in December 1913.

They built their farm together and contributed significantly to the early development of the community. The Allisons eventually retired to Kelowna. When Dorothea passed away at 101 years of age she left her photo albums and other memorabilia to her nephew, Peter McDonnell, of Okanagan Centre. His son, Roger McDonnell, has kindly donated the photographs and a massive volume of Rainbow Ranche documents to the Lake Country Museum.

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To view a sampling of each Album above click on a photograph. One can then use the arrows ( > and < ) on the right and left of the photos to move through the six selections in each sample album.

The Photo Albums that are displayed on the website contain only a few of the photographs that are contained in the Photo Album files at the Lake Country Museum. Copies of the photographs (in high resolution) may be purchased through the Museum for personal use. The aerial photographs are available in digital format. Please contact the Museum for ordering information.