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Description
Situated in a deep depression that resembles a crater, this Amador County hamlet was aptly named. Despite its small size, Volcano was famous during the gold rush era for its rollicking dance halls and saloons.
Daffodil Hill, about 3 miles north of town via Rams Horn Grade Road to 18310 Rams Horn Grade Rd., is the site of a working ranch that has been in the McLaughlin family since the 1880s. Arthur and Lizzie McLaughlin planted daffodils to beautify the property, and their descendants plant several thousand new bulbs each year. From mid-March to mid-April the mountain landscape explodes with thousands of naturalized daffodil blooms. An original 1880s barn, vintage mining equipment and antique farm machinery are on the grounds, along with wandering peacocks and chickens. Daffodil Hill is open to visitors daily 10-4 only during bloom season; phone (209) 296-7048 to confirm that the ranch is open.
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Black Chasm Cavern
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