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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby superbee » Oct 14th, 2012, 12:04 am

Alvis, glad you remember Empire Meats too. Sorry, I don't remember Mrs. Beck specifically, or the stamp collection. We were always in such a big rush with a list, that I would hand over to the friendly lady there. I remember her as very nice, and being on the right, behind the display case, as I went in the door. What was the layout as you remember? Where was the stamp collection? I presume you mean stamps for the different cuts of meat?

I wish I could drive to Empire Meats now. We were never afraid of getting sick from eating meat from them.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Oct 14th, 2012, 10:56 am

superbee wrote:Alvis, glad you remember Empire Meats too. Sorry, I don't remember Mrs. Beck specifically, or the stamp collection. We were always in such a big rush with a list, that I would hand over to the friendly lady there. I remember her as very nice, and being on the right, behind the display case, as I went in the door. What was the layout as you remember? Where was the stamp collection? I presume you mean stamps for the different cuts of meat?

I wish I could drive to Empire Meats now. We were never afraid of getting sick from eating meat from them.

You came into the door, and turn right. This lea dright into the rpoduction room. To yourleft immediatly was a stand up cooler with pepperoni, which Mrs. Beck would always give me apiece for free. To you right was a counter separating the meat cutting floor and to the right of that was the meat locker. She would take me and my Mom in to look at our beef, hanging up. The stap collection was for the different cuts of meat, and it was on the counter which was attached to the half wall separating the cutting floor.

To your left wa another room that was white and it had what I assume would've been sausage production, poutlry etc.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby gotaway » Oct 14th, 2012, 1:51 pm

Found this in the pages of an old book.

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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Oct 14th, 2012, 3:19 pm

gotaway wrote:Found this in the pages of an old book.

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Too small and can't see it :(
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby superbee » Oct 16th, 2012, 2:35 am

Alvis, can you possibly enlarge this? Looks like the Bulman Cannery's smokestack, I'm wondering if it is being set up, or taken down? Great find, I have never seen this photo before! The date??
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby CR250R40 » Oct 16th, 2012, 8:25 am

gotaway wrote:Found this in the pages of an old book.


Thanks for posting this great part of Vernon history, Gotaway. Great newspaper article. I read that the cannery closed in 1976 due to lower-priced veggies being trucked in from California. There's a wonderful biography of Bulmans Cannery at Vernon's Library.

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'The 123-foot high smoke stack at Bulmans Cannery premises, 28thA St and 39th Ave was cut in half and taken down Saturday. The 10-ton steel smoke stack trucked here from Chase in 1937, was last used in 1972. Tom Holgate of Penticton, who purchased the stack, plans to fill the two sections with Styrofoam and use them for floats for a houseboat. The crane operator lowers the top half of the smoke stack, which is 5-foot in diameter. [Daily News photo by Dorothy Sawicki]"

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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby coffeeFreak » Oct 16th, 2012, 7:44 pm

I came across this today and thought it might be of interest. It gives a bit of an historical overview of Vernon, then lists the heritage sights and then on about page 34, there are pictures and a little more information is given about some of the old buildings around town:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:0PwnwXEzo-AJ:www.vernon.ca/services/pde/documents/heritage_register.pdf+&hl=en&gl=ca&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgNUlAhA2KtCYLx7NH71APPHltz5E4PSaDuPhErWPP_3C8iGHmKSH4JBpdq9xSwVVD9uiwmPpTp1NitJF-j2-5M-gqppYZealxfvSoa9EneokAhuTeYTZ8RV7sAomN07ztWdlgo&sig=AHIEtbSjIIXU6kLU2BqPQ_oO9eu8BEpJ7g
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Oct 21st, 2012, 2:24 pm

Anybody havepictures of local busniesses from the years gone by? I'd relaly like to see the drive in and old auto dealers along 27th as my mind is failing and I can't remember how it looked. I am thinking circa 1970's BTW.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby superbee » Oct 21st, 2012, 11:05 pm

Just popping in to thank every one of you for the recent posts and photos. I have really enjoyed my walks down Memory Lane, thanks to you all!
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby gotaway » Nov 20th, 2012, 9:40 am

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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Nov 20th, 2012, 2:06 pm

I remember that house in the left of the picture. It is aparking lot now :(
Vernon has lost so much of its history, and it makes me so sad.

Can anybody tell me the original locations of KAL Tire? Me and the Mrs. were discussing it the other night and I couldn't remember how long they'd been on their Kal Lk Rd location and where they were before that.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby superbee » Nov 24th, 2012, 4:43 am

Alvis, I remember Kal Tire very long ago being in the area behind the National Hotel. A gas station run by Tom Foord. I was very young and my mum bought tires for her little car there.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby Alvis » Nov 24th, 2012, 12:35 pm

superbee wrote:Alvis, I remember Kal Tire very long ago being in the area behind the National Hotel. A gas station run by Tom Foord. I was very young and my mum bought tires for her little car there.

Yes I remember the gas staion, later was the dispatch for a cab company (National Cabs?) before being a liquor store.
where were they before Kal Lake Road?
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby superbee » Nov 24th, 2012, 11:40 pm

The taxi dispatch company there later was Walter Joe's Valley Taxi. Capital Taxi was owned by Rubin Taylor and their little dispatch office was in the alley on the east side of the Captial (Towne) Theatre building.
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Re: You're a Vernonite if you can remember . . .

Postby twofingers » Nov 25th, 2012, 6:19 pm

Does anyone remember the rivalry between the Vernon Essos and the Kelowna Buckaroos? Merritt Centennials?
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