Near Newell in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
May 1942 - March 1946
Erected 1979 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Northern California-Western Nevada District Council, Japanese American Citizens League May 27, 1979. (Marker Number 850-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 53.12′ N, 121° 22.493′ W. Marker is near Newell, California, in Modoc County. Marker is at the intersection of Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway (Route 139) and County Road 176, on the right when traveling north on Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Tule Lake Segregation Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Dry Lake Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canby’s Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Jack’s Stronghold (approx. 0.6 miles away); Warm Springs Indians (approx. 0.7 miles away); Petroglyph Point (approx. 3 miles away); Raptors - Birds of Prey (approx. 3 miles away); Burnett Cutoff - Muddy Waters (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newell.
Regarding Tule Lake. This site was placed on the National Register of Historical Places on February 17, 2006
This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 850-2 on
January 20, 1972
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional Relocation Sites
1. Tule Lake has been designated as a National Historic Landmark
Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 17, 2006):
Tule Lake was the largest and longest-lived of the ten camps built by the civilian War Relocation Authority (WRA) to house Japanese Americans relocated from the west coast of the United States under the terms of Executive
— Submitted October 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Additional keywords. Japanese Americans
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,843 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.