Near Carlin in Eureka County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 2003 by Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter 1881 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists.
Location. 40° 40.877′ N, 116° 28.751′ W. Marker is near Carlin, Nevada, in Eureka County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 258, on the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlin NV 89822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Tale of Two Highways (a few steps from this marker); About Your Journey ... (within shouting distance of this marker); Beowawe Geysers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cattle Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hot, Dusty and Tattered (approx. 0.3 miles away); Argenta Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); California Trail - 1841 Route (approx. 5.3 miles away).
1. E Clampus Vitus
At the end of the marker is the motto of The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV), Credo Quia Absurdum. This Latin phrase is generally understood to mean "I believe it because it is absurd".
Also, the marker states it was "Dedicated June 7, 6008". The year 6008 is based on the ECV's idiosyncratic calendar and is 2003.
— Submitted August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.