“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

E Clampus Vitus

E Clampus Vitus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Frank Gunshow Sanchez, August 26, 2018
1. E Clampus Vitus Marker
Inscription.  E Clampus Vitus-What mystery and magic that name recalls! Mystery as to its meaning which is unknown; magic as its name conjures the Golden Days of California’s statehood. E Clampus Vitus was established in West Virginia in the 1840’s by Ephraim Bee and brought to the Mother Lode Gold Diggins of California in 1849 by Joe Zumwalt who after continuously moving on to new diggins he finally settled in Mokelumne Hill. Here in 1851 E Clampus Vitus was permanently established and has grown from its 19th century roots into its present form: an organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Trans-Mississippi West.

Plaque dedicated May 18, 2018

in the year of our order May 18, 6023
Erected 2018 by Grand Council of E Clampus Vitus, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 18, 2018.
Location. 38° 8.269′ N, 120° 

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27.939′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 476 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Gordon Huff (a few steps from this marker); Maj. James D. Savage (a few steps from this marker); John Murphy (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named E Clampus Vitus (a few steps from this marker); Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter L. Traver Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sperry Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 27, 2024