Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Maj. James D. Savage
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: Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
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); 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 2. submitted on August 5, 2010. 3. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.