In 1859-1860, Father Pandosy, an Oblate priest, established his chapel and farm as the first white settlement in the Okanagan Valley. With Father Louis Joseph D'herbomez, he had previously founded Saint John Mission on Ahtanum Creek in the Yakima Valley on April 3, 1852. It was burned down during the Yakima Indian War of 1855.


Pandosy, Rev. MC. Grammar and Dictionary of the Yakama Language (New York: Cramoisy
Press, 1862).

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