California Historical Landmarks in Amador County
California Historical Landmark 29
Main and Consolation Streets
Town of Volcano
12 October 2006
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Started in 1848 by soldiers of Colonel Stevenson's regiment. Named by miners because of apparent volcanic appearance. Here the first California rental library, 1850, was established, and one of the first "Little Theaters" founded by the "Volcano Thespian Society," 1854.
Interesting Civil War history.
Historical Landmark No. 29
Department of Public Works - Division of Highways
1934 plaque placed in Pine Grove as "obituary" when planned dam would flood Volcano. Geology and water rights negated plan. So Volcano didn't drown.
NOT BY A DAM SITE!
Dedicated July 5, 1980
Volcano Business & Professional Association
James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49
E Clampus Vitus
Upcountry 88 Lions
The damming of rivers and creeks inundated many 19th century cemeteries, buildings and entire towns.
The town of Volcano in Amador County had a close call in 1934 but was granted a reprieve and survives today.