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Near Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Inspiration Point

 
 
Inspiration Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
1. Inspiration Point Marker
Inscription.  The inspiration to revive the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, a benevolent society prominent in Gold Rush days, occurred fifty years ago to Carl I. Wheat as he traveled from Columbia down to Parrots Ferry on the Stanislaus River. ECV Redivivus, now a fraternal historical society dedicated to preserving Western history and lore has thirty-three active chapters throughout California and Nevada.
 
Erected 1980 by E Clampus Vitus (various chapters).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 2.3′ N, 120° 26.854′ W. Marker is near Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Parrots Ferry Road (County Road E18), on the left when traveling south. This marker is located at a vista point overlooking the Parrots Ferry Bridge. It is necessary to exit one's car and look over the guard rail to see this marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3
Inspiration Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 3, 2012
2. Inspiration Point Marker
The Parrots Ferry Bridge is in the background.
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parrott’s Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Columbia Marble Quarry (approx. 2 miles away); Springfield Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Springfield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Columbia (approx. 2.4 miles away); James Wood Coffroth (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hon. Jesse M. Mayo (approx. 2˝ miles away); Columbia Masonic Temple (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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