Credo Quia Absurdum

Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-01-2019


It’s a test of the St. Vitus Emergency Webcast System. This is only a test.

6024 Demotion Dinner

Posted by Metric | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 13-01-2019


Nevada Day Ball, Sat., October 20

Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-09-2018


Embattled Banner: The true history of the Confederate flag

Posted by Metric | Posted in History | Posted on 06-09-2018


7/9/2015 • 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 of the flag has expanded and become more sophisticated over the years. At some point, you learned that the Confederate battle flag was not, in fact, “the Confederate flag” and was not known as the “Stars and Bars.” That name properly belongs to the first national flag of the Confederacy. If you studied the war in the Western and Trans-Mississippi theaters, you learned that “Confederate battle flag” is a misnomer. Many Confederate units served under battle flags that looked nothing like the red flag with the star-studded blue cross. You may have grown up with more than just an idle knowledge of the flag’s association with the Confederacy and its armies, but also with a reverence for the flag because of its association with Confederate ancestors. If you didn’t, your interest in the war likely brought you into contact with people who have a strong emotional connection with the flag. And, at some point in your life, you became aware that not everyone shared your perception of the Confederate flag. If you weren’t aware of this before, the unprecedented flurry of events and of public reaction to them that occurred in June 2015 have raised obvious questions that all students of Civil War history must confront: Why do people have such different and often conflicting perceptions of what the Confederate flag means, and how did those different meanings evolve?

J.U.N.K. Trip 6023 – Silver Peak

Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-09-2018


Kick em.

Julia’s Unequivocal
Nevada Klampout
Silver Peak clamper year 6023

Brought to you by
Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864,
E Clampus Vitus

Envisioned by
Noble Grand Humbug Dr. Don Asher

Scribbled by
Jeffrey D. Johnson XNGH,
Clamphistorian at Chapter 1864

Dedicated to
Fannie Gore Hazlett and Geno Oliver in general

2018 c.e.

Esmeralda County

Esmeralda County is an original countiy from Nevada’s Territorial Days, established in 1861. The Esmeralda Mining District was named for Esmeralda, the gipsy girl from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. When Esmeralda County was organized no one knew what was there. Jedidiah Smith in 1827 and John C. Fremont in 1845 had traversed Big Smoky Valley. Aurora was the county seat at the end of the Esmeralda Trail in the North. Nye County was gouged out of Esmeralda in February of 1864. Aurora was the county seat till 1883 when Hawthorne took over. In 1907 Goldfield wrested the seat from Hawthorne. By 1911 Hawthorne received the Northern half to start their own county, Mineral. 783 souls live in Esmeralda County, one of the most sparsely inhabited counties in America.

Hoye Store Dedication

Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-07-2018



Julia C Bulette Family Picnic Day – Saturday, July 14, Noon to 4 PM

Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-07-2018


Fun for the Widders and Orphans! There will be kid’s events and the Hawker will have wares especially for the Ladies.

Special Lambskins will be available for the Orphans! A fun time shall be had by all in attendance.

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided, so bring other meats, extra side dishes, snacks, desserts, and BEVERAGES to make the spread more Satisfactory!

Location: Miner’s Park, 106 Carson Street, Virginia City, NV


Remembering Reno’s Lost Patients

Posted by Metric | Posted in History | Posted on 06-06-2018


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 one time in unmarked graves at the Nevada State Asylum Cemetery. Why? Between 1882-1949 the state asylum buried its deceased patients in shallow, unmarked graves within its own cemetery. Over the years, urban development has taken place and caused horrifying desecrations on the cemetery’s grounds. It wasn’t until very recently the attitudes of society within the State of Nevada and the City of Sparks, started to show any kind of interest for the proper respect and recognition of its deceased patients buried within the cemetery.

For many years disrespectful burial conditions took place at the Nevada State Asylum Cemetery due to negative and insensitive attitudes toward the mentally ill. As a child living on Hymer Street in the 1940s, across from the cemetery, Dennis Cassinelli saw how deceased patients were dropped into shallow graves in makeshift coffins made out of cardboard boxes. “They then covered the grave over with dirt, leaving only a mound to mark the spot” (Cassinelli). Grave sites often became neglected with no records of where each individual patient was buried (“Friends of Northern Nevada”). Patients at the asylum were seen as unfavorable in death as well as life. Mentally ill people were not valued as worthy of a proper funeral alongside sane people within a regular cemetery.

Fannie Gore Hazlett – In the Span of One Lifetime

Posted by Metric | Posted in History | Posted on 06-06-2018


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 16 weeks by mule team along the Emigrant Trail to reach her destination. She was joined in this camp by 30 miners and 200 local indigenous people (Paiute). She wrote about the experience, “This is mining country and the society is rough, with frequent shooting affrays. There is drinking and gambling at every door and there are about 20 men to one woman.”
In 1864 Fannie married Dr. John Clark Hazlett. She went on to write the Historical Sketch of Dayton, published in the 1921-22 Nevada Historical Society Papers. She supported women’s suffrage, and served as a postmaster in Dayton where she organized a library. She met Brigham Young and Mark Twain and socialized with many Nevada governors and legislators.
At age 84 Fannie Gore Hazlett made national news as the oldest woman to ever fly in an aeroplane. From a true pioneer to aeroplane passenger, Fannie lived to 95.

Doc Asher’s June Doins

Posted by Metric | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 06-06-2018