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“There is something about Jack the Horse Lake and the resort that gets into a person, a feeling of longing to be there when you’re away, and not wanting to leave while you’re there.”
-Dan & Carelie Rabenhorst
The Legend of Jack-the-Horse Lake
In the days when lumbering was the principal occupation in these woods, the trees standing about this lake were to be logged off. Working in the crew located on this tract of timber was one powerful lumberman named “Jack” D. McDonald.On a certain wintry day, in struggling to get the last load of logs into camp before darkness fell, one of the horses hauling the sled gave out. Judging that it was useless with no help near and dusk fast deepening, to save the animal, the men loosened the harness and left the horse to its fate. Then Jack stepped into the traces which had been occupied by the fallen horse and arranged the harness so that he might pull that side of the load. Thus, they proceeded into camp amid the shouts of his comrades.
From that time forth, the man was known as “Jack the Horse” and the lake was named in his honor.