Friday, March 4, 2011


Merry Lynn (McLaren), Kathie (Collins), and Susie (Norton)  revisit the original 1896 homestead of great-grandfather, John Edgar Roberts.  Tecate Peak is in the background.  
Three very special women, sisters with Deerhorn roots, spent this week together--- in the place where they spent so much of their childhoods.   Susie (Walker) Norton is a permanent resident and community supporter.   Merry Lynn and Kathie visit the old family ranch house as often as possible. Together they created a whirlwind of wonderful memories and stories; Rob and I were so privileged to be included.  We recorded several hours of reminiscing and shared a day trip through part of the original homesteaded land.  We'll be featuring their stories and memories in our upcoming Spring Antler, and in the historical pages planned for
The Sisters called this rockytop at the bottom of DV Rd. "Eagles' Peak."  Charlie Bratton's old cabin and the Deerhorn Schoolhouse once stood at the bottom.  Children who attended the school said at times they heard the mountain moan. 
These pinnacle rocks along DV Rd. were called The Sugar Loaves.  In earlier times sugar was sold in large cones (loaves) that could be scraped into granules for cooking. 

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