Near Newell in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Captain Jack’s Stronghold
* <— 11 Miles *
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. 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 (here, next to this marker); Battle of Dry Lake Memorial (within shouting distance of 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 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.)
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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 2,626 times since then and 25 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 Brentwood, 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.