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#9:  Captain Jack's Stronghold

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Location:

Site in Lava Beds National Monument, 8.3 mi S of Tule Lake. Plaque on Hwy 139 and County Rd 120

Plaque 1: 41.879677, -121.365778
Plaque 2: 41.822163, -121.501492
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. The site is located in Lava Beds National Monument, which may require a fee and have limited operating hours.


From the plaque:

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 Guillem's Graveyard, No. 13.

Department of Public Works - Division of Highways



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