California Historical Landmarks in Siskiyou County

California Historical Landmark 110
Canby's Cross
Monument Road Two Miles East of Hill Road
Lava Beds National Monument

California Historical Landmark 110: Canby's Cross in Lava Beds National Monument, California
23 September 2006
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Canby's Cross

General E. R. S. Canby was murdered here in April 1873 while holding a peace parley with Captain Jack and Indian chiefs under a flag of truce. Eleazer Thomas, peace commissioner, was likewise slain.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

The California commemorative marker for Canby's Cross is located approximately fourteen miles from here at the intersection of Highway 139 and County Road 120 in Modoc County.

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