Near Carlin in Eureka County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 2003 by Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter 1881 E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
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 right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Beowawe East Rest Area near Mile Marker 258. Marker can only be accessed from the eastbound lanes of the freeway. Marker is in this post office area: Carlin NV 89822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tale of Two Highways About Your Journey ... (within shouting distance of this marker); Beowawe Geysers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot, Dusty and Tattered (approx. 0.3 miles away); Argenta Station (approx. 0.3 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.