Near Tule Lake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Civilian Conservation Corps
The CCC worked in Lava Beds National Monument from July 13, 1933, through June 30, 1942. In June 1935, they vacated Camp Bearpaw and moved into Camp Lava Beds at the site of Gillems Camp. During their nine years here, more than 1,400 enrollees lived and worked in 150-man detachments, each for a six month period. They built the roads, trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and tables that are used today. They opened and developed major caves and provided conducted tours. They built a residential and administrative complex, a maintenance facility, a gas and oil house, and the fire lookout visible from here. All of these facilities are architecturally unique and still in use. The CCC's contribution
Dedicated on CCC Recognition Date, August 3, 1990
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 41° 47.577′ N, 121° 33.725′ W. Marker is near Tule Lake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. It is the Lava Beds National Monument Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow (a few steps from this marker); Beds of Lava (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Volcanic Classroom (approx. 2 miles away); The End of the Modoc War (approx. 2 miles away); Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (approx. 2 miles away).
Also see . . . Lava Beds National Monument. (Submitted on September 27, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century •
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