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$100 bills showing Okanagan Lake are still around after 75 years; readers respond

A 1954 Canadian $100 banknote in pristine condition.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED
April 28, 2019 - 11:30 AM

We asked if any old $100 bills showing Okanagan Lake still existed out there and readers responded: Absolutely.

Earlier this week, INFOnews.ca told you about a vignette of Okanagan Lake on the Bank of Canada’s 1954 ‘Landscape Series’. The bills are familar to some Okanagan residents, even if they are 75 years old.

The back of the 1954 era bill depicts a scene of Okanagan Lake from a photograph believed to have been taken in the Campbell Mountain area.

A reader named Terry responded to say he has one of the bills, while another reader named Joy said she has three.

Another reader named Tyler sent us a photograph from an area on Campbell Mountain where he walks his dog that looks very similar to the vantage point of the National Film Board photograph that inspired the bill. It’s not as picturesque a landscape in modern times as it used to be, however, with a high voltage power line now running through the area.

Another reader named Peter also wrote us to say he has a few from his father’s collection.

“Once I saw your picture in your article I immediately knew that I had some. It is very recognizable,” he says.

A reader-submitted photo of a similar vantage point on Campbell Mountain compares the scene on Canada's 1954 $100 banknote with the view today.
A reader-submitted photo of a similar vantage point on Campbell Mountain compares the scene on Canada's 1954 $100 banknote with the view today.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Tyler Covey

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