The popular Living History Day series continued at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Saturday, April 23. On the fourth Saturday of each month local historians come to the main house 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.
In April Charlotte Baker and her daughter Shari James, former residents of the Ely Stage Stop and S-Bar-S Ranch, returned to share stories of ranch life in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Ernest and Polly Kettenhofen owned the S-Bar-S Ranch from 1960 to 2000. Baker and James were at Ely from noon till 2 p.m. to recount what it was like to manage the ranch doing their years in the house. Photo Courtesy of Greg Blinn. Video Courtesy of Pam and Steve Hendricks.