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Near Crescent City in Del Norte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Camp Lincoln

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
1. Camp Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  A United States military post was established here September 12, 1862 by the men of Company G, 2nd Regiment, Infantry, California Volunteers, to keep peace between the Indians and the miners and settlers of northwestern California. It was abandoned in May 1870. Commanding officer's quarters and one barracks remain at the date of dedication of this site.

California Registered Historical
Landmark No. 545

 
Erected 1962 by California State Park Commission and Del Norte County Historical Society. (Marker Number 545.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1862.
 
Location. 41° 49.181′ N, 124° 8.145′ W. Marker is near Crescent City, California, in Del Norte County. Marker is on Kings Valley Road, 0.3 miles north of S. Kraft Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4251 Kings Valley Road, Crescent City CA 95531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
Camp Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
2. Camp Lincoln Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Simpson-Reed Discovery Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away); Simpson-Reed Grove (approx. 1˝ miles away); National Tribute Grove (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Metcalf Grove (approx. 3.7 miles away); Tetrapod (approx. 5.4 miles away); Crescent City Tsunami, 1964 (approx. 5˝ miles away); Redwood National Park (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crescent City.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Lincoln. By the California State Military Museums Program. (Submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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