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Near Castella in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Battle Rock

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
1. Battle Rock Marker
Inscription. Battle of the Crags was fought below Battle Rock in June 1855. This conflict between the Modoc Indians and the settlers resulted from miners destroying the native fishing waters in the Lower Soda Springs area. Settlers led by Squire Reuben Gibson and Mountain Joe Doblondy, with local Indians led by their Chief Weilputus, engaged Modocs, killed their Chief Dorcas Dalla, and dispersed them. Poet Joaquin Miller and other settlers were wounded.
 
Erected 1984 by State Dept. of Parks & Recreation and E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter 62. (Marker Number CHL 116.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 41° 8.893′ N, 122° 19.286′ W. Marker is near Castella, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Castle Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20101 Castle Creek Road, Castella CA 96017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunsmuir World War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Upper Soda Springs (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Alexander Dunsmuir Fountain
Battle Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
2. Battle Rock Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Locomotive 1727 (approx. 5.8 miles away); Babe Ruth Played Here (approx. 5.8 miles away); Southern Hotel and Stage Station (approx. 6 miles away); Sims Bridge: A CCC First (approx. 6.2 miles away); CCC Camp (1934-1939) (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Castella.
 
More about this marker. This markers is located in Castle Crags State Park near the entrance station.
 
Also see . . .  Castle Crags was the Site of the 1855 Battle. It was the scene of a bloody battle in 1855 between gold miners and settlers that turned into a war that spread to the western coast. It was the last known battle between American Indians and whites during which Indians used bows and arrows, spears and atlatls as their only weapons against the whites. The battle was also known as the Battle of Castle Rocks and the Battle of the Crags. (Submitted on November 4, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Castle Crags image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
3. Castle Crags
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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