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Welcome to Julia C Bulette 1864!

Our chapter is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This site contains all the information on our events, officers, and assorted happenings. Come visit our meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at the Clamper Hall in Virginia City, just down the street from Piper's Opera House.

Candlelight 6019

Posted by Tim | Posted in JCB 1864 Events, Uncategorized | Posted on 21-02-2014


 Harken the hewgag blows upon the Comstock. Noble Grand Humbug Bob “AAAAY” Stransky announces the particulars of the Julia C Bulette Chapter 1864 Candlelight Doin’s 6019. On April 12 the doors of the Moran Building 34 N. B St. Virginia City, will be thrown open at 2:00 PM for all Clamper’s to imbibe in merriment and liquid refreshment  PBC”s of the elderly or handicap type to register and turn themselves over to Hangman Pirate Mike and his band of 601′s by 4:00 PM. Dinner at 6:00 PM. in Clampertime. Redshirts $35. PBC’s over 50 $65. PBC’s between 40 and 50 $70. and under 40 $75. For you Clampers coming from long distances or just far out, The Silver Queen @775-847-0440 and The Silverland @ 775-847-4484 have Clamp friendly accomodations

Nevada Day Ball 2013

Posted by Tim | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 15-10-2013


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.

Click here to download the PDF invitation.

Julia’s Doin’s June 28-29

Posted by Party Boy | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 10-06-2013


Click here to download the full proclomation

10.01 a.m. – REGISTRATION at the E Clampus Vitus Building, Virginia City



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

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JCB + SST Family Day Picnic

Posted by Party Boy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-05-2013


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.

ECV Historical Marker Database

Posted by Metric | Posted in History | Posted on 04-05-2013


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.

There is also a mobile phone friendly website, which uses your location to show markers near you, and the Field Trip app from Google includes information from HMDB as well.

h/t Michael McClain

The Colorful History of the Nevada California State Boundary

Posted by Metric | Posted in History | Posted on 05-04-2013


NV_CA BoundaryThanks 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.”

Read on…


Posted by Tim | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 29-03-2013


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.

Click here to download a PDF of the invite.

Chet Atkins – Don’t You Monkey Round My Widder!

Posted by Party Boy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-10-2012


Thanks to Jeff Johnson for finding this little gem:

Sweet Julia’s Annual Widder’s Ball 2012!!

Posted by Party Boy | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 24-09-2012


NGH Jess Davis & Widder Allison Request the Honor of  Your Presence at the 49th Annual Nevada Day Widders Ball!

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

Click here to download a PDF flyer.

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.