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Near Tule Lake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Shore of Tule Lake

 
 
Shore of Tule Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2015
1. Shore of Tule Lake Marker
Inscription. This was the shoreline of Tule Lake in 1872-73. The Modoc Indians occupying the Stronghold obtained water at this point.
Once nearly 100,000 acres, the lake was drained between 1912 and 1958 to make fertile land available for homesteads.
 
Location. 41° 49.478′ N, 121° 30.025′ W. Marker is near Tule Lake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker can be reached from County Route 120 near Hill Road (County Route 10), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. 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 this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lava Fortress (a few steps from this marker); The Road to the Stronghold (a few steps from this marker); Attack at Hospital Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (approx. 2.3 miles away); Canby Cross (approx. 2.3 miles away); Attracted to Water (approx. 2.8 miles away); War in the Lava Beds (approx. 2.9 miles away); Modoc War Casualties (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tule Lake.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the trailhead to Captain Jack's Stronghold.
 
Additional keywords.
Shore of Tule Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2015
2. Shore of Tule Lake Marker
Modoc War
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWars, US Indian
 
Petroglyph Point image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2015
3. Petroglyph Point
The cliffs at Petroglyph Point illustrate the water level of Tule Lake at the time of the Modoc War.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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