Category: History

The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus

V & T Railroad – for TRASH 6027

The Queen of the Short Lines In the beginning (1859) there was a nascent City on a silver mountain. It needed a connection to the outside world, means to lug fuel and construction supplies up the grade and a much more convenient way to work the marginal ores from the many mines. William Sharon, Agent…
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ECV Hall – A History

ECV Hall by Jeff Johnson from Marsh Fey Louie Berrum of Moana Hot Springs fame as Knights of Pythias trustee offered the ruins and lot between the Pythian Armory and the Miners Union Hall on B St. in Virginia City Nevada to Julia C. Bulette #1864 in 1968. It had a single row of brick…
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Calendar of Events 6026 (2021 C.E.)

All events convene at the ECV Hall at 34 North B Street in Virginia City, NV, unless otherwise noted: Tuesday, December 1: Regular Meeting January 16, 2021 JCB Demotion DinnerTuesday, February 2: Regular MeetingTuesday, March 2: Regular MeetingSaturday, March 20: Spaghetti DinnerTuesday, April 6 Regular MeetingSaturday, April 10 – JCB CandlelightSaturday, May 1 – JCB…
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JUNK Book 6026

(For the PDF version of the book, click here.) Julia’s Unequivocal Nevada Klampout #42Clamper year 6026 Researched and fabricated byJeffrey D. Johnson XNGH,Clamphistorian at Chapter 1864 Envisioned byNoble Grand Humbug Fred Eldred Dedicated toThe Angels of Paradise and Dallas Cheerleaders 2021 c.e. Humboldt County Humboldt is the oldest county in Nevada, created by the Utah…
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JCB1864.com page from 2008

You can find an archived version here, and a page of historical documents are included below.

Mark Twain; An Itinerant Humorist In the Hangman’s Yard

By Tom Kuntz Oct. 3, 1999 New York Times, October 3, 1999, Section 4, Page 7 EXECUTIONS are so routine and shielded from wide public view nowadays that not many have noticed that, with three months still to go in 1999, this is already the death penalty’s biggest year in nearly half a century —…
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Embattled Banner: The true history of the Confederate flag

BY JOHN M. COSKI7/9/2015 • CIVIL WAR TIMES IF you are a regular reader of Civil War Times, the Confederate battle flag is a familiar part of your world. The symbolism of the flag is simple and straightforward: It represents the Confederate side in the war that you enjoy studying. More than likely, your knowledge…
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Remembering Reno’s Lost Patients

Submitted by Travis Stransky In a forgotten corner between the cities of Reno and Sparks lies a piece of land incased in a wrought iron fence along 21st street. Within the fence there stands an eight foot obelisk comprising of four plaques on each side, listing the names of 767 patients who were buried at…
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Fannie Gore Hazlett – In the Span of One Lifetime

The following text will be etched onto a plaque and sometime in 2018 will be placed in the Eldorado Canyon pine nut wood ranch where Fannie Gore Hazlett lived during the Comstock era. –Metric In 1862 Fannie Gore, age 24, a single woman, camped where the Dayton Depot now stands, on her way West. She traveled…
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Julia’s Grave: History Or Myth?

Julia’s Grave: History Or Myth? By Johnny Gunn When one works toward enlarging an historical record, the word provenance is the key. What it means is proof. You say the such and such happened at this particular place at this particular time, and then you produce your source that cannot be questioned. Regarding Julia’s grave,…
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