Lava Beds National Monument


Lava Beds National Monument

geographical name

Definition of LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

area of volcanic features N California SE of Lower Klamath Lake

Lava Beds National Monument

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Region, northern California, U.S. It features recent lava flows and related volcanic formations, including deep chasms, chimneys, and cinder cones that rise to 300 ft (90 m) in height. The main battle sites of the Modoc Indian war (1872–73) are located within the monument, which occupies an area of 72 sq mi (186 sq km). It was dedicated as a national monument in 1925.

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