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Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Maj. James D. Savage

 
 
Maj. James D. Savage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2010
1. Maj. James D. Savage Marker
Inscription.  
Member of Fremont’s Battalion during Mexican War. Established Indian trading posts throughout Central San Joaquin Valley. Leader of the first expedition of the Mariposa Battalion into Yosemite Valley, 1851

Dr. Lewis Leach described Savage as man of great intelligence ••• magnetic temperament
 
Erected by Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 8.265′ N, 120° 27.924′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Marker is located on the E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations at the Murphys Old Timers Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 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. John Murphy (here, next to this marker); E Clampus Vitus (here, next to this marker);
Maj. James D. Savage Marker and Image image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2010
2. Maj. James D. Savage Marker and Image
William Gordon Huff (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named E Clampus Vitus (a few steps from this marker); Peter L. Traver Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sperry Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphys Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphys.
 
More about this marker. The ECV Wall of Comparative Ovations exhibits multiple plaques dedicated to Clamperdom over many years. William Gordon Huff created all of the plaques which commemorate important figures in Western History.
 
Also see . . .  Major Savage and the Indians. An exert from The Last of the California Rangers, (1928) by Jill L. Cossley-Batt (Submitted on August 5, 2010.) 
 
E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 5, 2010
3. E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,298 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on August 5, 2010.   3. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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