Photograph of a panoramic view of Black Butte overlooking Summit Lake(?), Siskiyou County, California, ca.1900-1950. Silhouettes of the mountain and the surrounding trees are reflected in the lake. Water vegetation sparsely covers the lake. A large boulder(?) juts above the surface of the water in the middle of the lake. Trees, bushes and grass surround the lake. A wooden fence encloses a short circumference of the lake on the other side. Utility lines and poles run along the fence.; "Summit Lake is located on the northwest side of Black Butte between I-5 and the Southern Pacific Railroad. The local story has it that when the railroad was put in, it damaged the spring which fed the lake and now it stands empty unless there is enough winter rain to fill it. A 1995 article in the Mount Shasta Herald states that 'About 1925, Southern Pacific rerouted its railroad through the area in constructing the Black Butte Junction Cutoff. All the blasting was said to have disrupted the spring feeding the lake, which now relies on winter storms to fill its depths.' A 1991 Siskiyou County Scene article reports, 'Some say the Southern Pacific Railroad, in 1926, ruined the only spring feeding Summit Lake when the company re-routed, and some say Interstate 5 was responsible..." -- unknown author.