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Near Newell in Siskiyou 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.)
 
Location. 41° 52.783′ N, 121° 21.94′ W. Marker is near Newell, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway (State Highway 139), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canby’s Cross (here, next to this marker); Warm Springs Indians (about 400 feet away, measured 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); Attack at Hospital Rock (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newell.
 
Regarding Captain Jack’s Stronghold.
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
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.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,542 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2014, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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