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
Also see . . .
1. History of the Tule Lake Relocation Camp. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The History of Japanese Americans in California. Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Tule Lake has been designated
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 Order 9066. In 1943, Tule Lake was converted to a maximum security segregation center for evacuees from all the relocation centers whom the WRA had identified as "disloyal." Consequently, it had the most guard towers, the largest number of military police, eight tanks, and its own jail and stockade. In spite of the high security, the center continued to be plagued by conflict; in November 1943, Tule Lake was taken over by the army and continued under martial law until January 1944. Protests from the Japanese government and from the California Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union eventually led to the release of all prisoners held in the stockade.
— 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,835 times since then and 30 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.