Canby's Cross

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Canby's Cross
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Reproduction of Canby's Cross located in Lava Beds National Monument. The writing on the cross reads, "Gen Canby USA was murdered here by the Modocs April 11, 1873"
Location Lava Beds National Monument
Coordinates 41°49′08″N 121°32′37″W / 41.818767°N 121.543604°W / 41.818767; -121.543604Coordinates: 41°49′08″N 121°32′37″W / 41.818767°N 121.543604°W / 41.818767; -121.543604
Reference no. 110[1]

Canby's Cross is located in Lava Beds National Monument, about 3 miles south of Tule Lake, and 5 miles south-southwest of the town of Tulelake, California. It was erected to commemorate General Canby's death at a peace gathering. General Canby was shot in the face by Captain Jack of the Modoc tribe, who was later hanged for the killing. The cross is registered as a California Historical Landmark.[1]

The cross reads: Gen Canby USA was murdered here by the Modocs April 11, 1873.

The elevation of Canby's Cross is 4058 ft (1237 m).[2]

Canby's Cross, with stone foundation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canby's Cross". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Canby Cross". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 

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