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  Dead Horse Summit

As you drive down Highway 89, near Bartle on the southease edge of Siskiyou County, you pass over a summit, which is called "Dead Horse Summit".

In 1829, Alexander McCleod, a Hudson Bay trapper, was on his way to the Columbia River, after a beaver trapping expedition in California. On the way from Fall River Valley to Shasta Valley, his group was overwhelmed with deep snow and 300 horses died from exposure and lack of feed.

from The Siskiyou County Museum and Historical Society
Keith Arnold

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