Amador County Points of Interest

Soldier Gulch 12 October 2006
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Placer Mining in Soldier Gulch Placer Mining in Soldier Gulch
Photo c1867
Photo Courtesy Society of California Pioneers

The verandahs of the St. George Hotel
(or perhaps one of its predecessors)
are visible at the left of the photograph.

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Soldier Gulch
Main and Consolation Streets
Year 1848

Three markers in formation.

The Soldier Gulch marker is on the right. The marker in the center commemorates California Historical Landmark 29 and the marker on the left commemorates the centennial of the town of Volcano.

Soldier Gulch has variant spellings, sometimes Soldier Gulch and sometimes Soldiers' Gulch.

The Soldier Gulch marker reads:

E Clampus Vitus

This plaque is in commemoration of two soldiers of a party from Stevenson's New York Regiment who discovered Volcano Valley in late 1848 and camped here in Soldier Gulch through a harsh winter. Their bodies were discovered in the spring and buried somewhere here by a party of Mexicans.

May these pioneers rest in peace
Dedicated on June 6, 1959
James W. Marshal Chapter E.C.V.

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