Ranchers and Farmers

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William Pinchbeck's ranch near present-day Williams Lake, 1890s. BC Archives A-02405.
This is a black and white photograph of William Pinchbeck's snow-covered ranch with cattle.
The lush grasslands of the Okanagan, Cariboo and Chilcotin regions are ideal for cattle ranching. Early ranchers in British Columbia raised a few thousand cattle; herds have increased to about 265,000 animals.
Cowboys of the Alkali Lake Ranch, 1979. BC Archives I-05193.
This is a photograph of two cowboys on horseback at the Alkali Lake Ranch.
Chaps are worn to protect a rider's legs from brush. RBCM 967.356.1.
This is a photograph of leather chaps.
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