Attracted to Water

Attracted to Water (HM16Z3)

Location: Tulelake, CA 96134 Siskiyou County
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N 41° 49.458', W 121° 33.324'

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"When I was a child?I played around Tule Lake where the tules and grass grow thick? We used to go out in the tall grass? and look for chub fish? and shoot at (them) with our arrows."
Peter Schonchin, last surviving Modoc War warrior.

The original shoreline of Tule Lake lies just over the rise in front of you. Modoc Indians and settlers lived along the water's edge for generations. During the Modoc War and the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps, soldiers and enrollees lived here for a short time. Some even died here. Both the Modoc and settlers cherished the resources of Tule Lake, which ultimately created conflict.

In the decades after the Modoc War, National Park Service rangers lived and worked where Modoc children once played. Though today's lake is a fraction of its original size, visitors and residents alike continue to be attracted to this oasis in the high desert. To learn more, walk the short guided trail that begins ahead.

(Time Line Displayed at the bottom of the marker:)
Ancient Times to Westward Expansion:
Modoc camps dot the shoreline.
First white settlers come to Tule Lake area
U.S. Army establishes Gillems Camp during the Modoc War
Draining of Tule Lake creates fertile farmland for homesteading families.
The Civilian Conservation Corps builds facilities for Lava Beds National Monument.
1933 to Today:
The National Park Service provides services to visitors exploring the lava beds.
HM NumberHM16Z3
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 619968 N 4631277
Decimal Degrees41.82430000, -121.55540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.458', W 121° 33.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 27.48" N, 121° 33' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Hill Rd, Tulelake CA 96134, US
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