- Deershorn name
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.
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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