Broken Hand

Broken Hand is next to Broken Top but does not appear to be part of Broken Top. Broken Hand (8,376 feet) was named for Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick, a mountain man, who passed through Oregon in about 1843.


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calebEOC - Sep 2, 2012 12:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Thats surprising

I always assumed it was a play on Broken Top.


oldandslow - Sep 2, 2012 6:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thats surprising

I had the same assumption. Broken Hand Fitzpatrick was a scout for John C. Fremont when he traveled through Central Oregon in 1843. The Oregon Board of Geographic Names recognized Fitzpatrick by naming the mountain after him.

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