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Weaverville in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962

 

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E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
1. E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker
Inscription.  The first chapter of ECV in Weaverville began in 1855. After a rocky start in the Sierra Nevada Gold County, the organization got a foothold in Mokelumne Hill, in 1851. The first Noble Grand Humbug for the Weaverville Chapter was John C. Burch, a local attorney who later became a state congressman. The chapter flourished for several years but as miners moved along to other diggin’s, so did the interest in ECV. It was never determined when the chapter disbanded. Other chapters in the area included Shasta and Yreka during the same period. In 1931, Yerba Buena Chapter #1 of San Francisco, was begun as the first chapter in the revival of the organization. On July 7, 1962, the Trinitarianus Chapter #62 was born again. The chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary in the year 2012. Chapter #62’s first Grand Noble Humbug was the late E. Rex Riley. He served for two years through the chartering ceremonies, in 1963. It is estimated now that more an 120,000 members exist across the eight western states. Chapter #62 has sponsored the Humbug Chapter #73, Eureka Chapter #101, and Lassen-Loomis Chapter #1914, from its original 6 counties.
 
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E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
2. E Clampus Vitus 1855 & 1962 Marker
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2012 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter 62.
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2005.
 
Location. 40° 43.956′ N, 122° 56.419′ W. Marker is in Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker is on Main Street (California Route 3/299) just south of Trinity Lake Boulevard (Highway 3), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Main Street, Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Weaverville Fire Station (a few steps from this marker); Cameron Building Site (a few steps from this marker); Weaverville / Mountain Charlie (within shouting distance of this marker); Weaverville Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carr Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York Hotel (about 300 feet away); Won Lim Miao (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weaverville.
 
Also see . . .  E Clampus Vitus history - ECV58. The history of E CLAMPUS VITUS involves an old organization of the same name, started in the Ol' West's gold rush era and revitalized about 1931 at the
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(Submitted on November 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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