Near Newell in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Captain Jack’s Stronghold
← 11 Miles
Erected by Department of Public Works - Division of Highways. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1873.
Location. 41° 52.777′ N, 121° 21.943′ W. Marker is near Newell, California, in Modoc County. Marker is on State Highway 139,, 0.2 miles south of Glendale Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canby’s Cross (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Dry Lake Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Warm Springs Indians (about 400 feet away, Tule Lake Segregation Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tule Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); Petroglyph Point (approx. 2.8 miles away); Raptors - Birds of Prey (approx. 2.8 miles away); Burnett Cutoff - Muddy Waters (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newell.
Regarding Captain Jack’s Stronghold. The actual site is located 11 miles west within the boundries of The Lava Beds National Monument.
Also see . . . Toby Riddle - A Female Modoc Hero. By researching a Modoc basket, a History Detectives PBS presentation details her involvement in the Modoc War and her association with Captain Jack and General Canby. Scroll down to the Modoc Basket article and video. (Submitted on September 7, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,777 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2020. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 6. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.