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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

601's

 
 
601's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
1. 601's Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1871, a secret organization comprised of leading citizens and business men, was formed to combat lawlessness in Virginia City.

This vigilance committee, known as the 601's, served to undesirables, notices to leave town. If they had not left town by 24 hours, they were severely dealt with.

Since this organization was secret, little information to the meaning of 601 exists. One theory to the number is: Six Feet Under, Zero Trial, One Rope.
 
Erected 1996 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.684′ N, 119° 38.998′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on North B Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 North B Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Miners Union Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Glory of Solidarity and Fraternity (a few steps from this marker); E Clampus Vitus Building (a few steps from this marker); Piperís Opera House
601's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
2. 601's Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Piperís Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of International Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
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601's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
3. 601's Marker
E Clampus Vitas Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2014
4. E Clampus Vitas Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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