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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.

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


6023 Candlelight Initiation Photo Gallery

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














“Continue Reading” to see the photo gallery…

Bury the Hatchet Day

Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-06-2018


Bury the Hatchet Day, Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV
May 26, 2018

Left to Right: Rev. Patrick Wilson – SST VNGH, Rev. Dr. Don Asher – JCB NGH, Matthew “Metric” Ebert – JCB GNR, Jeremy ‘Spoon’ Wilson – SST NGH.

Here’s the order for the guys in the big picture, left to right:

Christopher Brooks, Matthew “Metric” Ebert, Vic Mena, Gunny, “Doc” Don Asher, Budman, Derek Maxwell, Taz, Ed Johnson, Trouble.

Julia’s Unequivocal Nevada Klampout #37 – COMSTOCK

Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-04-2018


Julia’s Unequivocal Nevada Klampout #37 – COMSTOCK
Clamper Year 6021

B St. looking South towards the Courthouse from the front of the ECV Hall.
That is the International Hotel at the corner of Union and B, across from Piper’s

Researched and interpreted by
Envisioned by Noble Grand Humbug Kevin Breckinridge
Long Valley section by Jeffrey D. Johnson XNGH, Clamphistorian at Chapter 1864
Dedicated to Halverson, Small and Hessken
2016 c.e.

Julia’s Grave: History Or Myth?

Posted by Metric | Posted in History | Posted on 07-03-2018

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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, too often over the years the sources provided must be questioned.

In the 1950s, Virginia City was emerging from a run-down, almost ghost town to a glamorous tourist mecca and one of the driving forces was Lucius Beebe, and New York raconteur with connections to major newspapers across the country, particularly San Francisco.

He bought property here including the defunct Territorial Enterprise and saw to it that every major newspaper and credible tourist writer in the country was on the mailing list, and he started a campaign to make Virginia City the “Livest Ghost Town” in the west, his description.

Legitimate history was enlarged, mythologized, and Julia C. Bulette played one of the major roles. Her history is grand by itself, it doesn’t need expansion, but that didn’t stop Beebe. His writing should never be used a provenance. It’s been discredited too often by too many legitimate historians.