Saturday, June 27, affords the next opportunity for the public to enjoy Lake County history as the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum continues the series of Living History events from noon to 2 p.m. This particular event will welcome historian Bob Prather whose specialties include Adams Springs and the Loch Lomond area.
Prather will be available to the public in the Ely main house starting at noon to visit with guests and answer questions. Conversations with Prather may highlight aspects of the book, “It’s Lonely at the Top”, written by David J. Morgan. The book deals with narrow gauge logging in Lake County. Prather’s uncle, W.W. Prather, and his lumber company are featured in the book. Guests can find copies of the book for purchase at the Stage Stop main house along with other books on Lake County History.
Home to the Lake County Historical Society, the stage stop is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit’s Corner. Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Living history events are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month, again, from noon until 2 p.m.