Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
E Clampus Vitus
ECV Wall of Comparative Ovations
Resuscitated by Carl I. Wheat, Geo. Ezra Dane and Leon Whitsell.
The purpose of the revived order is to cultivate interest in the
history of California and have fun in the process.
The first revived chapter was Yerba Buena No.1, San Francisco.
Other chapters that have come into existence are, in chronological order:
Erected by E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 8.265′ N, 120° 27.924′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Sheep Ranch Road on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker and The Wall are located at the Murphy's Old Timers Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Main Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. James D. Savage (here, next to this marker); John Murphy (here, next to this marker); William Gordon Huff (here, next to 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); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (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 . . . A Short History of E Clampus Vitus. E Clampus Vitus has been a men-only organization since its inception. Although the exact date of ECV's birth is lost (and for that very reason a source of much lively debate), it is known to have been active in the United States since the 1800's, and probably much earlier.
The Lost Dutchman Chapter gives a full history of E Clampus Vitus, its purpose, and its antics. (Submitted on May 29, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona.)
1. A Current List of Clamper Chapters and Locations
Piatrix Chapter No.2, Los Angeles • Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter, No.3, Auburn • Quivira Chapter, No. 4, Santa Fe, New Mexico • New Helvetia Chapter, No.5 Sacramento • President Walker Chapter, No.6, San Diego • Captain Jack Chapter, No.7, Alturas • Floating (or Whang) Chapter, No.8, Pacific Ocean • Bill Meek Chapter, No.9, Clamptonville • Ephraim Bee Chapter, No.10, Lewisport, West Virginia • Balaam Lodge, No. 107,304, Sierra City • King Solomon Lodge, No. 107, Marysville • Jim Savage Chapter, No.1852, Fresno • James W. Marshall No.49, Placerville • Estanislao Chapter No.58, Oakdale • Matuca Chapter No.1849, Sonora • Las Plumas Del Oro Chapter, Qunicy • William Bull Meek Chapter No. 10 • William Morris Stewart Chapter No.8591 • Wm. Bull Meek – Wm Morris Chapter, Grass Valley • James Savage Chapter No. 1852, Fresno • Snowshoe Thompson Chapter, Markleeville • Squibob Chapter No. 1853, San Diego • Peter Lebeck Chapter No.1866, Bakersfield • Downie Chapter No.1849, Downieville • Trinitarianus Chapter, Weaverville • Julia C. Bulette No.1864, Virginia City • Monterey Viejo Chapter, Monterey • Sam Brannan Chapter No. 1004, Yuba City • Chief Truckee Chapter No.3691, Truckee • Argonaut Chapter, San Francisco • Bodie Chapter No.64, Bridgeport • Pair O Dice Chapter, Paradise.
Most of these chapters are sill in existence and fully chartered. There are 41 chapters as of May 2010.
— Submitted May 30, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona.
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
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