The Arcadia Orchards
The ARCADIA Orchards. A vast 19,000 acres. Even though it failed due to a insufficent water supply, it was key to putting Deer Park on the map.
ARCADIA DAYS. Preparing soil for planting.
A young Arcadia Orchard
A young Orchard with an excellent crop of grain.
ARCADIA IRRIGATION CANAL-- Crop of oats in the young orchard.
The Arcadia chicken ranch owned by Mr. Olaf Olsen. Note. This old photo was restored to its present condition by Mr. Dennis Ottmar of Spokane WA.
Horse powered thresher. The horse must be kept going around and around.
Then finally an Oat burner Horse drawn combine.
The way they plow in Canada.
Next comes the Arcadia Tree planting crew.
A young Arcadia Orchard showing the Homes of the Settlers. These were people from the East and Midwest.
Mr. and Mrs. Felix Veran. Managers of the Olsen Chican farm east of Deer Park.
The first year Orchard -With an Oat crop and water from Deer and Loon Lakes.
ARCADIA ORCARDS DISPLAY at the Spokane Interstste Fair about 1915.
The Phillips thresher was one more step in a series that led to the Combine.
HARVESTING GRAIN AT THE ARCADIA ORCHARDS. Case thresher powered by a steam engine,
This is a photo taken by Peter Coffin in July of 2009. A rare picture of the Arcadia Orchards cut off valve located 1/2 mile south of Loon Lake Wa. Mr. Tom Colvin advised Peter of the location.