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#110:  Canby's Cross

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Location:

In Lava Beds National Monument, about 0.5 mi E of park's N entrance, 8.3 mi S of Tule Lake

Plaque 1: 41.879677,-121.365778
Plaque 2: 41.818551,-121.543639
Site: 41.878222,-121.362991

 

 

Plaque:

State plaque

Notes:

Two plaques exist for this site, just north and south of Hwy 120 leading to the site on Hwy 139.


From the plaque:

General E. R. S. Canby was murdered here in April, 1873, while holding a peace parley under a flag of truce with Captain Jack and Indian chiefs. Rev. Eleazer Thomas, peace commissioner, was likewise treacherously slain.

Department of Public Works - Division of Highways



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