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Swastika Mountain

Swastika Mountain is a summit in Lane County, Oregon, in the United States.[3] It is located within Umpqua National Forest.[4]

Swastika Mountain
Swastika Mountain is located in Oregon
Swastika Mountain
Swastika Mountain
Location in Oregon
Highest point
Elevation 4,197 ft (1,279 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 160 ft (49 m) [2]
Coordinates 43°41′32″N 122°36′12″W / 43.692242211°N 122.603352081°W / 43.692242211; -122.603352081Coordinates: 43°41′32″N 122°36′12″W / 43.692242211°N 122.603352081°W / 43.692242211; -122.603352081[1]
Geography
Location Lane County, Oregon, U.S.
Topo map USGS Holland Point

The mountain took its name from the extinct town of Swastika, which was reportedly so named because a rancher there branded his cattle with the image of a swastika.[5][6] George E. Thompson noted Swastika's unusual place name in You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts About Where We Live (2009).[7]

A fire lookout tower stood atop Swastika Mountain until the 1950s.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Swastika". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Swastika Mountain, Oregon". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Swastika Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Swastika Mountain Lookout Site". Lookout Sites Register. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Swastikas weren't always evil". Mail Tribune. 8 November 2009. Archived from the original on September 26, 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1 January 1990). In Search of Western Oregon. Caxton Press. p. 752. ISBN 978-0-87004-332-1. 
  7. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.