In 2008 Anders designed eight square panels, each 48 inches tall, for a community rest stop at the intersection of Highway 139, and Main Street in Tulelake. It clearly showcases places and things one can enjoy if they leave the highway and explore the surrounding landscape.
Here is California’s beginning or end depending on the direction one is driving.
All of this within 39 miles from this rest stop
The adventure begins as history comes alive off the beaten path.
You are here, standing at a Crossroad in History!
For 12,000 years humans have roamed this land.
This is the second Reclamation Project as the USA looked to expanding west
In the beginning the challenge was removing water.
Visit the largest concentration of bald eagles in the lower 48 states
Lower Klamath was the first national waterfowl wildlife refuge.
Many naturalists list the Klamath Basin as “Best for West Coast Birding”
Almost 500 species visit or live these refuge-agricultural lands.
A magical place, well worth visiting any time of year
Explore North America’s greatest concentration of lava tube caves.
Some of the first steps to land on the moon were here.
The Volcanic Legacy All-American Road runs through here.
The largest Volcano in California:
24 miles in diameter, 150 miles in circumference
750 square miles of landscape is covered with lava flows and forest.
The Little Rest Stop with A Big Story
These eight panels share epic tales and wondrous landscape destinations.
To see more of Tulelake and surroundings visit tule-lake.com.
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