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Modoc County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Modoc

Modoc County Historical Markers

Modoc County - General Interest
Applegate-lassen Emigrant Trail (Fandango Pass)
This spot marks the convergence of two pioneer trails used by emigrants during the years 1846-1850. The Applegate Trail, established in 1846, led from... [click for more]

Battle of Land’s Ranch, 1872
One of the engagements of the Modoc War took place on December 21, 1872, on what was then known as the Land's Ranch. Army supply wagons, escorted by c... [click for more]

Bloody Point
In 1850 one of the bloodiest massacres of emigrants ever known on the Oregon Trail occurred here when Modoc Indians killed over 90 men, women, and chi... [click for more]

Bonner Grade
The first road from Cedarville to Alturas followed the course of the present highway over Warner Mountains from Surprise Valley. It was named in honor... [click for more]

Chimney Rock
The chimney was cut out of the solid rock by Thomas L. Denson, who came west by the way of the Santa Fe Trail in 1852. In 1870 Denson built his cabin,... [click for more]

Cressler And Bonner Trading Post, 1865
Cressler and Bonner started the first mercantile establishment in Modoc County here, in the first building erected in the town of Cedarville. They car... [click for more]

Evans And Bailey Fight, 1861
S. D. Evans, Sr. and Joe Bailey, stockmen from Rogue River Valley, Oregon, and 16 of their employees were driving 900 head of beef cattle from Rosebur... [click for more]

Fort Bidwell
Fort Bidwell, named for John Bidwell, was established in 1865. The fort, which operated until 1893, was one of the last early military posts north of ... [click for more]

Frémont’s Camp
John C. Frémont's expedition from Fort Sutter to Upper Klamath Lake, which included Kit Carson and other scouts, camped here May 1-4, 1846. The... [click for more]

Infernal Caverns Battleground, 1867
This is the site of the battle between U.S. troops and Shoshone, Paiute, and Pit Indians on September 26 and 27, 1867. The Indians took refuge in a se... [click for more]

Old Emigrant Trail
Near the present Pit River-Happy Camp Road this old pioneer trail, part of one of the earliest roads in northeastern California, is yet easily traced.... [click for more]

Tule Lake Relocation Center
Tule Lake was one of ten American concentration camps established during World War II to incarcerate 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, of whom the... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009