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Petroglyph Point and Tule Lake Segregation Center
Lava Beds National Monument, California

Several buttes of volcanic rock rise above the flatlands of the Tule Lake basin. Petroglyph Point is the largest and most dramatic. Ancient Indians carved petroglyphs into the soft tuff layers, high up because they were standing in canoes when lake level was higher than today.

East of the bluff was the site of Tule Lake Segregation Center, one of the World War II Japanese relocation camps. Almost nothing remains, though a small museum has been created in the town of Tulelake. This is part of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, headquartered at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.


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Petroglyph site at Petroglyph Point

Petroglyph site at Petroglyph Point

This petroglyph site is on the former shoreline cliffs of Tule Lake at Petroglyph Point

Petroglyph Section, Modoc Lava Beds National Monument, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Petroglyphs at Petroglyph Point

Petroglyphs at Petroglyph Point

The petroglyphs here have been carved into a soft volcanic ash deposit

Petroglyph Section, Modoc Lava Beds National Monument, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Petroglyphs at Petroglyph Point

Petroglyphs at Petroglyph Point

Carvings of uncertan meaning were carved here by Indians standing in canoes when Tule Lake's water level was higher

Petroglyph Section, Modoc Lava Beds National Monument, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Tule Lake Segregation Center

Tule Lake Segregation Center

Nothing remains of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, once filled with 18,700 Japanese-Americans

Newell, California

Date photographed: July 19, 2011
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