Gene Paleno revisits Ely Stage Stop
On the fourth Saturday of each month local historians come to the Ely Stage Stop to visit with guests and answer questions regarding different aspects of Lake County history. As these visits are recorded, the stories of Lake County’s history are being preserved for future generations.
The docents and volunteers of the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum were excited to welcome back Gene Paleno, author and illustrator living in Witter Springs. Paleno was available to museum visitors on May 28 from noon till 2 p.m. Paleno’s visit that day focused on the Bloody Island Massacre of 1850. According to Paleno, his recently published Lake County History : A Mystical Adventure in Time includes the whole story as shared nowhere else. Copies of the book were available for purchase and Paleno happily signed them for interested visitors.
Video courtesy of Steve Hendricks.