Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Shasta, Mount(shăs`tə), volcanic peak, 14,162 ft (4,317 m) high, N Calif., in the Cascade Range. Visited c.1827 by Peter Skene Ogden, a British fur trader and explorer, Mt. Shasta has long been extinct except for hot sulfurous springs near the top. The resort town of Mt. Shasta is at the southwest foot of the mountain. The peak has had spiritual significance for the Klamath and Modoc tribes, and in 1987 an assemblage of New Age enthusiasts gathered there to honor a planetary alignment, with many choosing to remain in the area.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an extinct volcano in the southern Cascades, in the USA. Mount Shasta has an elevation of 4,317 m and is composed of andesites. Glaciers line its slopes.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.