Tulelake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
War in the Lava Beds
November 1872 - June 1873
For seven weeks in the spring of 1873, Gillems Camp (located here) served as temporary quarters for up to 600 troops. Many enlisted men were new immigrants with little training. Isolated, poor food and medical supplies, and the constant threat of attack in an unfamiliar landscape made life here difficult.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 49.445′ N, 121° 33.373′ W. Marker is in Tulelake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker can be reached from Hill Road (County Road 10), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located within the boundaries of Lava Beds National Monument at Gillems Camp. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of Modoc War Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker); Attracted to Water (within shouting distance of this marker); Canby Cross (approx. ĺ mile away); Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (approx. 0.8 miles away); River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow (approx. 2.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Road to the Stronghold (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lava Fortress (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tulelake.
Also see . . . War in the Lava Beds - Gillems Camp. Gillemís Camp is an important site associated with the Modoc War of 1872 and 1873, although it was only in use for about seven weeks. (Submitted on March 7, 2013.)
Categories. • Military • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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