Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Monterey County

Crime in the parks threatens the very fabric of California history. Take the case of the Volcano hearse.

The ornate horse-drawn hearse, built circa 1860, had a key role in one of the few Civil War conflicts in California. It was used to sneak a cannon into the Amador County Gold Rush town of Volcano, by Union sympathizers concerned about a Confederate uprising.

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