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"Here road leaves [Klamath] Lake and follows up the
side of a steep hill 1/2 mile but is not hard to climb"
-William Cochran Stoddard, Sep 16, 1852
"Crossed the Sacremento [Lost River], over the hill
or divide to a large swamp down this to a lake
(Clammett) about 3 ms, down the lake and camped"
-Lester Hulin, Oct 8, 1847
He owned no car nor house, yet spent much of his life studying the Lava Beds area, walking along the shore of Tule Lake from the town of Merrill. He discovered many geologic features, naming, describing, and photographing them. He was particularly…
Roll Of Honor
In Memory Of
The Following From
Who Were Killed In Action
In World War II
Robert W. Fensler
Carter D. Wilkinson
Bill Dean Hulbert, Jr.
William J. Dieter
Two Warm Springs Indians, acting
as scouts with the U.S. Army were
killed at the Battle of Dry Lake.
That final battle of the Modoc War
was fought about 10 miles S.E. of here,
May 10, 1873. They were brought to
the Peninsula Camp, just south…
Civilian Conservation Corps
This camp was built and staffed by the CCC, an organization that was established during the Great Depression by President Franklin Roosevelt to reduce unemployment and to preserve the nation's natural …
Over the years, various individuals and group have made efforts to memorialize the death of General E.R.S. Canby, the only general to be killed in an Indian War. This wooden cross is a replica of an original erected by a U.S. soldier in 1882, just…
This was the shoreline of Tule Lake in 1872-73. The Modoc Indians occupying the Stronghold obtained water at this point.
Once nearly 100,000 acres, the lake was drained between 1912 and 1958 to make fertile land available for homesteads.
It was April 11, 1873, the middle of the Modoc War. Though greatly outnumbered, Modoc warriors had easily defeated the Army in the first battle for the Stronghold in January, and soldiers had waited through the winter while peach talks dragged on.…
Thousands of years ago, flowing lava cooled forming a natural fortress. The surrounding area later became the center of the Modoc Indian homeland. A series of events made this lava stronghold a focal point in the war to remove the Modoc from their…