Category: History

The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus

Sexual Commerce on the Comstock Lode

by Marion Goldmanreproduced from the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, Summer 1978. PDF True she was a woman of easy virtue. Yet hundreds in this city have had cause to bless her name for her many acts of kindness and charity. That woman probably had more real, warm friends in this community than any other (1).…
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The Storied History of the ECV Building

Home of the Julia C Bulette 1864 in Virginia City By Dzhek Karawakow reprinted without permission fromFlatlander II, Volume XLIII, Number 11November 2022 – 6027 When World War II arrived, Nevada’s Virginia City was not much more than a ghost town. The mines had largely dried up and any production of gold and silver was…
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Sutro Tunnel Air Shafts

by Bob Thomasson  17 November 2020 There were 4 air shafts more or less evenly spaced along the Sutro Tunnel route, numbered Air Shaft 1 through 4, starting from the tunnel portal. Another air shaft, called simply Air Shaft, was constructed 2,225 feet from the portal, between the portal and Air Shaft 1. This unnumbered…
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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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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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JCB J.U.N.K Trip – Aug 27 – 29, 6026

Where: Martin Creek, NV 41.52764 N, -117.42704 WWhen: August 27 – 29, 2021Time: Trek leaves camp at 9:00 am Click this link for the 6026 JUNK Book! Directions: from Winnemucca take HWY 95 north approx 20 miles to state road 290 approx 20 miles to Paradise Valley. At the stop sign turn right, approx 5…
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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.

Julia’s Unequivocal Nevada Klampout #41

For the full JUNK book for this trip, click here.

JUNK Aug 28 – 30, 6025 (2020 CE)

Julia’s Unequivocal Nevada Klampout 6025Open to all Redshirts of Good Standing.$15 to join gets you the JUNK badge and sheepskin – certificate of membership, $10 for a hanger that says “Three Corners, NV”Applegate Trail * Fremont’s 2nd Expedition * Pacific DC IntertieAUCTION * COOKING CONTEST GET THE COMPLEAT JUNK BOOK HERE! SCHEDULE Friday, August 28:…
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