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Weaverville in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

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E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
1. E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker
Inscription. The first chapter of ECV in Weaverville began in 1855. After a rocky start in the Sierra Nevada Gold County, the organization got a foothold in Mokelumne Hill, in 1851. The first Noble Grand Humbug for the Weaverville Chapter was John C. Burch, a local attorney who later became a state congressman. The chapter flourished for several years but as miners moved along to other digginís, so did the interest in ECV. It was never determined when the chapter disbanded. Other chapters in the area included Shasta and Yreka during the same period. In 1931, Yerba Buena Chapter #1 of San Francisco, was begun as the first chapter in the revival of the organization. On July 7, 1962, the Trinitarianus Chapter #62 was born again. The chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary in the year 2012. Chapter #62ís first Grand Noble Humbug was the late E. Rex Riley. He served for two years through the chartering ceremonies, in 1963. It is estimated now that more an 120,000 members exist across the eight western states. Chapter #62 has sponsored the Humbug Chapter #73, Eureka Chapter #101, and Lassen-Loomis Chapter #1914, from its original 6 counties.
 
Erected 2012 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter 62.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location.
E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
2. E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker
The marker is at the bottom, right.
40° 43.956′ N, 122° 56.419′ W. Marker is in Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker is on Main Street (California Route 3/299) just south of Trinity Lake Boulevard (Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Main Street, Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Weaverville Fire Station (a few steps from this marker); Cameron Building Site (a few steps from this marker); Weaverville / Mountain Charlie (within shouting distance of this marker); Weaverville Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Won Lim Miao (about 400 feet away); Joss House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Weaverville.
 
Also see . . .  E Clampus Vitus history - ECV58. The history of E CLAMPUS VITUS involves an old organization of the same name, started in the Ol' West's gold rush era and revitalized about 1931 at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco and now encompassing Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington DC. (Submitted on November 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 6 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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