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Near Newell in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Captain Jack’s Stronghold

← 11 Miles

 
 
Captain Jack's Stronghold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 10, 2008
1. Captain Jack's Stronghold Marker
Inscription.  From this fortress Captain Jack and his Indian forces successfully resisted capture by U.S. Army troops from December 1, 1872 to April 18, 1873. Other nearby landmarks of the Modoc Indian War are Canby's Cross, No.110 and Guillam's Graveyard, No.13
 
Erected by Department of Public Works - Division of Highways. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
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, measured
Captain Jack's Stronghold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 10, 2008
2. Captain Jack's Stronghold Marker
The base holding both the Captain Jack's Stronghold plaque and the Canby's Cross plaque
in a direct line); 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.) 
 
Captain Jack’s Stronghold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2015
3. Captain Jack’s Stronghold Marker
A duplicate set of the Captain Jack's Stronghold and Canby's Cross markers is located on the west side of Highway 139, north of the County Road 122 intersection.
Captain Jack's Stronghold Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 10, 2008
4. Captain Jack's Stronghold Site
Captain Jack's Stronghold Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 10, 2008
5. Captain Jack's Stronghold Site
Captain Jack’s Stronghold State Historical Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 10, 2008
6. Captain Jack’s Stronghold State Historical Landmark Directional Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,722 times since then and 2 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.
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