Volcano in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Volcano Masonic Cave
Clemens E. Bryant, Thomas L. Bryant, Roy Bryant and Walter F. Bryant
Whose surviving relatives deeded this property to Volcano Lodge No. 56 F. & A. M. on June 20, 1962.
Our pioneer brethren held five meetings in this cave in 1853 when they were organizing the Volcano Masonic Lodge.
Dedicated May 6, 1967
Erected 1967 by Volcano Lodge No. 56 F. & A. M.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Natural Features. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1825.
Location. 38° 26.432′ N, 120° 37.828′ W. Marker is in Volcano, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from Masonic Cave Road 0.2 miles north of Pine Grove Volcano Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Volcano CA 95689, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. George Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moose Milk (about 400 feet away); General Store (about 600 feet away); Carlo Andrea DonderoSoldier Gulch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Volcano (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Volcano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Astronomical Observatory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volcano.
More about this marker. Parking and access to the cave are free. From the parking lot, follow the sign pointing to the main cave (past two slightly smaller caves). The cave is unlit, and there are no handrails or any safety features - be careful when entering the cave.
Regarding Volcano Masonic Cave. The cave itself seems not to extend back more than 30 feet into the hillside. From its limited size, one might surmise that attendance at these first Masonic meetings was probably sparse.
Also see . . . Volcano. A potted history of Volcano, including a small section with additional pictures of the Masonic Cave. (Submitted on February 3, 2009.)
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Editor's Note: Huell Howser's California Gold is a PBS production seen on California public TV stations. Huell and his crew visit historical sites throughout the state.
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