Here history is never remote
We’ve been blessed in our area by folks who’ve taken on local history with passion and who love to share that passion in their words and actions. Among them was Douglas “Bing” Bake who came here in the 1920s from Alberta as an infant. He was a tireless explorer of the area and often lead history walks. If you were lucky he’d take your group to one of his secret places which were often the remains of native settlements. Bing died in 2006.
Local historian Mark Beach picked up Bing’s task and has compiled a wonderful set of historical photographs. Below are some images of Wheeler in Mark’s collection.