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Twenty-mile intrepretive museum opens on Donner Summit

SODA SPRINGS, Calif. and#8212; The Donner Summit Historical Society announced the opening of its new interpretive museum along Old Highway 40 , from the Eagle Lakes road in Cisco Grove to beyond Rainbow Bridge on Donner Summit.

Twenty of a planned tweny-nine roadside signs have been installed. the signs point out bits of history that occurred at that location, and give suggestions of things to do nearby, such as hiking trails, and recreational opportunities. each sign includes a map, and old photographs of the early days on the summit.

The DSHS is very appreciative of the signand#8217;s sponsors which include the Summit Restaurant, Royal Gorge, Soda Springs General Store, Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs Ski Area, Boreal, Donner Spitz, Clair Tappaan Lodge, Cal Lodge, Heidelberg Lodge, Donner Summit Area Association, Gateway Mountain Center and the Serene Lakes Property Ownerand#8217;s Association.



Look for the distinctive roadside signs starting just below Rainbow Bridge on the Donner Lake side. There are three near the bridge parking lot, and continue over the summit beyond Cisco Grove.

The Donner Summit Historical Society Museum is located in Soda Springs at the corner of Old 40 and Soda Springs Road. For more information contact http://www.donnersummithistoricalsociety.org.



and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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