360° VR Panoramas of Lassen Volcanic Park and the Modoc Plateau
Surprise Valley
Modoc County, California

This is a pleasant agricultural valley with several picturesque and historic towns. It is certainly a long way from anywhere, which is part of its appeal. The rugged Warner Mountains lie to the west, the rolling sagebrush desert of Nevada to the east.


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Looking south into Surprise Valley from north of Fort Bidwell

Looking south into Surprise Valley from north of Fort Bidwell

Looking south into Surprise Valley from north of Fort Bidwell

, California

Date photographed: July 4, 2003
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The northern part of Surprise Valley, with an extensive dry lake

The northern part of Surprise Valley, with an extensive dry lake

The northern part of Surprise Valley, with an extensive dry lake

, California

Date photographed: July 4, 2003
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Irrigated hayfields in Surprise Valley

Irrigated hayfields in Surprise Valley

Irrigated hayfields in Surprise Valley

, California

Date photographed: July 4, 2003
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Main Street in Cedarville, Surprise Valley

Main Street in Cedarville, Surprise Valley

The Cressler & Bonner Building (1884) on Main Street in Cedarville

Surprise Valley, California

Date photographed: October 19, 2012
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Cressler and Bonner 1867 trading post in Cedarville

Cressler and Bonner 1867 trading post in Cedarville

The Cressler and Bonner Trading Post (1867)

Cedarville Park in Cedarville, California

Date photographed: October 19, 2012
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Bonner House, now medical offices, in Cedarville

Bonner House, now medical offices, in Cedarville

The Bonner House, now medical offices

Cedarville, California

Date photographed: October 19, 2012
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Main Street in the town of Cedarville

Main Street in the town of Cedarville

Main Street in the town of Cedarville

, California

Date photographed: July 4, 2003
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East slope of the Warner Mountains and Surprise Valley

East slope of the Warner Mountains and Surprise Valley

The steep east slope of the Warner Mountains and Surprise Valley

north of Eagleville, California

Date photographed: October 18, 2012
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Eagleville General Store in Surprise Valley

Eagleville General Store in Surprise Valley

The Eagleville General Store (1887)

Eagleville in Surprise Valley, California

Date photographed: October 19, 2012
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Eagleville Community Church in Surprise Valley

Eagleville Community Church in Surprise Valley

Eagleville Community Church (1888)=

Eagleville in Surprise Valley, California

Date photographed: October 19, 2012
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Near Eagleville in Surprise Valley

Near Eagleville in Surprise Valley

Surprise Valley and the east face of the Warner Mountains

near Eagleville, California

Date photographed: October 19, 2012
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