Volcano

Volcano (HM7BC)

Location: Volcano, CA 95689 Amador County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.556', W 120° 37.882'

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Discovered in 1848 by Colonel Stevenson's men who mined Soldiers' Gulch in '49. First covered wagon party sluiced rich gravel beds. By '53, men swarmed flats and gulches naming them picturesquely. Hydraulic operations, begun in '55, brought thousands of fortune seekers to form town of 17 hotels, library, theaters and courts of justice. During Civil War, Volcano gold served the Union. "Volcano Blues" smuggled cannon "Old Abe" in, by hearse, to quell rebels. Mellow with memories, this birthplace of General Liversedge, whose Marines raised our flag in Iwo Jima, honors its heroes with annual pageantry in Soldiers Gulch.
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HM NumberHM7BC
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Year Placed1948
Placed ByAmador County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:14pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 706717 N 4257581
Decimal Degrees38.44260000, -120.63136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.556', W 120° 37.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 33.36" N, 120° 37' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16121-16190 Main St, Volcano CA 95689, US
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