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Near Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Inspiration Point

 
 
Inspiration Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
1. Inspiration Point Marker
Inscription. The inspiration to revive the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, a benevolent society prominent in Gold Rush days, occurred fifty years ago to Carl I. Wheat as he traveled from Columbia down to Parrots Ferry on the Stanislaus River. ECV Redivivus, now a fraternal historical society dedicated to preserving Western history and lore has thirty-three active chapters throughout California and Nevada.
 
Erected 1980 by E Clampus Vitus (various chapters).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.3′ N, 120° 26.854′ W. Marker is near Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Parrots Ferry Road (County Road E18), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located at a vista point overlooking the Parrots Ferry Bridge. It is necessary to exit one's car and look over the guard rail to see this marker. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parrott’s Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Columbia Marble Quarry (approx. 2 miles away); Springfield Cemetery
Inspiration Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
2. Inspiration Point Marker
The Parrots Ferry Bridge is in the background.
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Springfield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Columbia (approx. 2.4 miles away); James Wood Coffroth (approx. 2.5 miles away); Hon. Jesse M. Mayo (approx. 2.5 miles away); Columbia Masonic Temple (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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