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Volcano in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Soldier Gulch

 
 
Soldier Gulch - E Clampus Vitus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 23, 2006
1. Soldier Gulch - E Clampus Vitus Marker
Inscription. This plaque is in commemoration of two soldiers of a party from Stevensonís New York Regiment who discovered Volcano Valley in late 1848 and camped here in Soldier Gulch through a hard winter. Their bodies were discovered in the spring and buried somewhere here by a party of Mexicans.

May these pioneer miners rest in peace.
 
Erected 1959 by James W. Marshal Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 26.556′ N, 120° 37.882′ W. Marker is in Volcano, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Consolation Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Volcano CA 95689, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Volcano (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Volcano (here, next to this marker); Astronomical Observatory (a few steps from this marker); Carlo Andrea Dondero (within shouting distance of this marker); The Thomas Starr King Bell
Soldier Gulch - E Clampus Vitus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 23, 2006
2. Soldier Gulch - E Clampus Vitus Marker
To the left are the Volcano California State Historical Landmark marker and and the Amador County Historical Society Volcano marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Union Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Moose Milk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volcano.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ghost Towns - Volcano. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. California State Military Museum Stevenson's New York Regiment. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Soldier's Gulch - circa 1860-1870 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the California Society of Pioneers (Photographer Unknown), circa 1860's?
3. Soldier's Gulch - circa 1860-1870
Soldier's Gulch in the foreground, with the town of Volcano in the background (the two story building on the left is likely the St. George Hotel or its predecessor). The gulch was heavily mined. Today parts of the gulch make up the town park and Volcano Amphitheater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,368 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on September 12, 2008. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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