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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society to host outing

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is excited to host an outing to Wheeler Sheep Camp on Tuesday, July 9. The outing will include guided visits to Webber Falls, the George Donner Campsite and the Henness Pass Stage Station Site. The tour guide is NLTHS board member Paul Ackerman.

Webber Falls is one of the least known but ever-spectacular waterfalls in the state. Just a short distance away is the historic site of the Henness Pass Stage station at Kyburz Flat, which dates from the 1850s. Ackerman will guide participants along the site’s interpretive trail. Following this is a quarter-mile walk down a forested road to the Wheeler Sheep Camp, the site of a Basque summer sheep grazing area dating from 1910. The tour will conclude with a look into the history of the agricultural industry in the area.

Participants will meet at the Gatekeeper’s Museum at July 9, at 9 a.m. to leave via carpool by 9:15 a.m. Participants should bring along lunch, water and cameras for the outing. The cost is $20 for NLTHS members; $30 for non-members. For reservations call 530-583-1762.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society operates two museums in Tahoe City: Watson Cabin Museum and the Gatekeeper’s Museum, which features the Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Collection showcasing more than 900 baskets from 85 tribes west of the Mississippi River.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and present Lake Tahoe history both regionally and in the larger context of the American West. For more information, visit www.northtahoemuseums.org.

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