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Deershorn name

Deershorn name

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Title:
Deershorn name
Description:
The name "Deershorn" (pronounced deers horn) came into use after a large horned animal was shot by 16-year-old settler Jonas Fairbanks around 1800. The horns were posted at a place called Sly's Corner, where the two roads to Sterling separate. After marking the spot for nearly a century the lichen-covered horns were taken to the town's Memorial Hall for preservation. The famous 12-point horns, actually those of an elk, are shown here.
Date:
[ca. 1850–2000]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Lancaster Historical Society
Collection (local):
Photo Archives of the Lancaster (MA) Historical Society
Subjects:
Antlers
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Lancaster
Extent:
1 photograph
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Published in: Images of America, Lancaster revisited / Heather Maurer Lennon. Charleston, SC ; Chicago IL ; Portsmouth NH ; San Francisco CA. : Arcadia Publishing, 2005
Identifier:
3759081