George and Winifred Covert

We're Moving to Canada

In 1959, George and Winifred Covert, Gene’s grandparents, were tired of the pace in California so George decided to explore. He was intrigued by the climate of this area; he had heard it would be suitable to grow soft fruit and vegetables, and that’s what they wanted. When he came on a weekend trip to this valley, the decision was made, and, in the dead of winter, George purchased the undeveloped mesa north of Oliver and went home to tell Winifred, “We’re moving to Canada.” 

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