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 Della, and dispersed them. Poet Joaquin Miller and
other settlers were wounded.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 116
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable
Order of E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter #62, July 26, 1984.