Throw on yer red shirt and stompin’ boots, grab yer widder, and set on yer ass and haul her on up to the Moran Building in Virginia City for the annual Widder’s Ball on Oct. 26, 6018.
10.01 a.m. – REGISTRATION at the E Clampus Vitus Building, Virginia City
11.20 p.m. – PARADE & PLAQUE DEDICATION:
1:01 p.m. – HALL OF COMPARATIVE OVATIONS
Imperturable Hangman Reid Slayden
3.59p.m. DELECTIBLE FEAST on the river
Roisterous Iscutis Don Asher
Red Shirts $30 PBC’s $60
Red Shirts prepaid by June 16th $25
Send money to Gold Dust Receiver
Kevin Breckinridge, 2202 Kadden
Dayton, NV 89403
Genoa, Nevada: Saturday morning, May 25th, 6018 Family day Grub
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the chapter. Please bring your favorite salad, side dish or dessert to share with the other brothers, widders and orphans. Bring your own beverages. Come out early and help clean up the gravesite where Snowshoe Thompson rests in piece. There will be an oﬃcial blessing at Snowshoe’s grave. We’ll then clean all known ECV plaques in town. Let your ‘Lil Ones’ become oﬃcial chapter ECV Orphans. There will be a $10 rub & sign in for those who want a oﬃcial “Lambskin” certificate awarded to children – a keepsake to remember the day.
Mormon Station – State Park in Genoa, NV
Saturday May 25th from 11am – “dusk”
Get to know your brothers and their families, welcome our new brothers, and provide a place for our children to learn a little bit about ECV history and brotherhood.
Click here to download the flier.
Thanks to the good folks at The Historical Marker Database, we have a nice list of 785 ECV markers throughout the United States, including 28 markers attributed to chapter #1864. The database is searchable with a mapping function as well. Take a look through, and if you think one is missing, we’ll see about adding it.
h/t Michael McClain
Posted by Metric | Posted in History | Posted on 05-04-2013
Thanks to Jeff Johnson. This is a great article.
“With the outbreak of the Civil War the mountain of silver under Virginia City became critical to national security. Nevada became a Territory by Act of Congress on March 2, 1861….
“It is interesting to note that longitude is not referenced to Greenwich, but to Washington, D.C….
“Nevada Territory’s land description set the stage for a minor civil war even though it acknowledged that the overlap would continue to belong to California until and unless she ceded it to Nevada Territory. These qualifying words did not stop Plumas County, California, and Roop County, Nevada Territory (now in Washoe County, Nevada) from exercising jurisdiction over the same ground in the vicinity of Honey Lake Valley. The powder keg exploded when the Roop County judge arrested the Plumas County justice of the peace. This outrage prompted the Plumas County sheriff to arrest the Roop County judge. Before long shots were fired and blood was shed. Fortunately, a truce was declared before things got completely out of hand and each side resolved to petition their governor for an equitable solution. Clearly it was time to put state line monuments on the ground.”
The doors of the Moran Building, 34 N. B St. are flying open at noon April 6, to welcome Clampers far and wide for the annual Candlelite Doin’s. The event is primarily to initiate the elderly, or handicapped, or people that work in the judicial system and in general have a good time. PBC’s to be turned in to the Hangman between 4 and 5:00 PM. and Dinner is served at 6:30 PM Clampertime. We charged $55.00 for PBC’s and $25.00 for red shirts last year. It may change this year.
Posted by Party Boy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-10-2012
Thanks to Jeff Johnson for finding this little gem:
Posted by Party Boy | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 24-09-2012
October 20, 2012
Doors Open 5:03 PM • Dinner 6:32 PM
Moran Bldg. 34 North B St. Virginia City, NV
Period Dress Encouraged! Costume Contests and
Dancing Commences Shortly After Dining.
$60 per Couple with Advance Reservations
$65 per Couple after October 2nd
Singles $30 Advance — $35 at the Door
Guests Welcome — No Minors
Send Gold Dust to Julia Bulette
P.O. Box 85, Virginia City, NV 89440
Prepayed tickets will be waiting at the door
Posted by Jefe | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-08-2012
Valerien E. Collier
March 16, 1938 – July 29, 2012
Val E. Collier, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather passed away at the age of 74 in Reno NV on Sunday July 29th 2012.
Val was born in Niagara Falls NY, at 8 years old he moved to Sonoma CA, where at the age of 18 he met and married his wife of 56 years Patricia Dalziel. They raised a family of 2 daughters and one son. Later moved to Reno NV where he was a resident for the last 33 years. He was a Carpenter for 56 years. He became a Clamper in 1986 with Julia C. Bulette Chapter 1864. There was never a day without his beloved dogs Foxy, Taco, and Oreo. He watched the sunrise every morning while enjoying his coffee that was his favorite time of day. He loved to fish, go camping, cook and spend time with family. He cherished all the little things life had to offer. He knew life was a precious gift to hold in his heart. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his son Rocky Ray Collier.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Collier, His daughter Davene Johnson & husband John Johnson his daughter Kathy Jimenez. 5 grandchildren, Christine Morgan & husband Mark Morgan, Reanna Bartley & husband Morgan Bartley, Adam Johnson, Jeremiah Jimenez, David Collier, and 12 great grandchildren, all of whom he loved with all his heart.
No Services will be held at this time in honor of his last wishes. Private Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.