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In 1908 Jim Goldie, J.E. McAllister and R.S. Dormer formed a partnership purchasing the Rainbow Ranche. Jim was the manager, a position that he held for forty years until the Ranche was subdivided and sold as lots.

Jim married his wife, Jessie Ross, in Toronto in 1913 after meeting her at a party given by his partners. They returned to Okanagan Centre via the Grand Canyon. For the rest of their lives they lived in the lakeside house on the Ranche. The Goldies had two daughters and one son. Daughters Anne and Nancy have spent most of their lives in Okanagan Centre. Nancy married Peter McDonnell and they retired to the Ranche. Anne married Sid Land and she continues to live in Okanagan Centre. Son Bob lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.

Roger McDonnell, son of Nancy and Peter, has donated a large collection of Rainbow Ranch documents, including ledgers, correspondence, photographs and diaries pertaining to the forty years under Jim Goldie’s management of the ranch.

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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.