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History: Nicola Lake Stock Farm

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

History: Nicola Lake Stock Farm

Nicola Lake Stock Farm
By Leo Morrissey, Merritt, B.C.

‘Lying high over British Columbia’s “Sea of Mountains” – mile after scenic mile – over the towering Rockies – over the mighty Selkirks – we come at length to a branch of the Cascades. Here, lying snugly in the peaceful midst of the rolling ranges of the Interior Plateau is beautiful Nicola Lake, 18 miles in length, with pine-clad mountains mirrored in its bosom. At its southwestern extremity is the little frontier town of Nicola, named after a famed Indian chief. This is the headquarters of the Nicola Stock Farm, whose collection of units comprises tens of thousands of acres of grazing and timber land, dotted with lakes, cleft by flower-strewn valleys, and flanked by the eternal hills.’

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