Battle Rock

California State Historic Landmark 116

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#116 Battle Rock
Battle of the Crags was fought below Battle Rock in June 1855. This conflict between the Modoc Indians and the settlers resulted from miners destroying the native fishing waters in the lower Soda Springs area. Settlers led by Squire Reuben Gibson and Mountain Joe Doblondy, with local Indians led by their Chief Weilputus, engaged Modocs, killed their Chief Dorcas Dalla, and dispersed them. Poet Joaquin Miller and other settlers were wounded.

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On lawn at entrance station, Castle Crags State Park, 1 mi W of I-5 (PM 63.6), Castella.
GPS coords: 41° 08.894 N/122° 19.287 W

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