An ECV history pamphlet from 1966. h/t Jim Cirner
Posted by Party Boy | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 10-10-2016
Kevin Breckenridge & Widder Tracie Request the Honor of Your Presence at the 52nd Annual Nevada Day Widders Ball October 22, 2016 Doors Open 4:33 PM • Dinner 6:32 PM
Raffle • Live Music Moran Bldg. 34 North B St. Virginia City, NV Period Dress Encouraged! Costume Contests and Dancing Commences Shortly After Dining. $55 per Couple with Advance Reservations $60 per Couple after October 2nd Singles $30 at the Door Guests Welcome — No Minors Send Gold Dust to Julia Bulette P.O. Box 85, Virginia City, NV 89440 Pre-paid tickets will be waiting at the door.
Posted by Party Boy | Posted in JCB 1864 Events | Posted on 08-03-2016
Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-02-2016
E Clampus Vitus (Clampers) donated yesterday a large, heavy plaque to commemorate the historical significance of the train depot downtown.
The plaque was presented to the Reno City Council to recognize a slice of Reno’s history.
The inscription reads:
“The railway reached Reno in June and shortly afterwards the original station was replaced by the much grander wood framed Depot Hotel. This two story building had the best rooms and restaurant in early Reno.”
The plaque is inscribed with the date June 26, 6020, which is 4005 years from 2015, an addition similar to what Masons do.
A new year is upon us, and the Demotions handed down. Better Know a Clamper:
Kevin Breckinridge – Noble Grand Humbug
Reid Slayden – Vice Noble Grand Humbug
Pirate Mike Halverson – Grand Noble Recorder
Don Asher – Gold Dust Receiver
Victor Mena – Hangman
Doug Mattice – Grand Musician
Matthew “Metric” Ebert – Roisterous Iscutis
Cupcake Roberto – Royal Platrix
Dave Silva – Clamps Petrix
Randy Reynolds – Clamps Matrix
Fred Eldred – Clamps Vitrix
Holy Joe Wells – Damn Fool Doorkeeper #1
Bob Giggles Colaizzi – Damn Fool Doorkeeper #2
Robert (Bigmouth) Gonzales – Custos Domus
Tim Pierce – Clampatriarch
601s: Beau Valory, Steve Henry, Buster Hyman, Christopher Brooks, Joe Lachew, Nick Nicosia, Mike West, Joe Krivac, Chad Keele, Charles Gibson, Bob Thomason, Patrick Paine, Dick Jones, Jeff Ohlin, Jamie Ames, Dan Yriarte, Mat Littrell, Pat Schmid, Colin Breckinridge
Elmore Chandler – Resides in the Silver Hills, His Contribution to the ECV Building Will Never Be Forgotten
Johnny Gunn – Angel of Peace; John Roberts – Old Fart; Brett Stockwell – Julia’s Official BB (Bonafide Barker)
Harken the hewgag brays over the Comstock for the Candle light initiation for those poor lost souls seeking to see the light. The Moran Building will open at 2:oo PM. for the early birds on June 11.
Posted by Metric | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-11-2014
Archeological study of the emigrant station at Granite Creek Station in the Black Rock Desert
Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm
Laxalt Theater at 401 W. Second Street, Reno, NV
The program will be a fascinating look at the Please remember to arrive early as our programs fill up fast!
Color photo is courtesy of Laura Sechrist and features the Granite Creek Station site.
November 19th — Twelve Inches from Hell: Archaeology at a Black Rock Desert Stagecoach Station Between 1852 and 1869 — Teaching and Research Assistant and HRPS’ 2014 University of Nevada, Reno scholarship recipient, Laura Sechrist, will present her research results about this emigrant station. Granite Creek Station in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert provided trade goods, rest, and a source of water for emigrants, travelers and stagecoaches after they crossed the alkaline playa. Though emigrant diaries and other written sources provide some information about this station, the archaeology was able to challenge some emigrant accounts, confirm others, and help fill in the details of everyday life at this 19th century trading post, stagecoach station, and military camp.
To read an excerpt about Granite Creek Station from Session “Buck” Wheeler’s The Nevada Desert, Click Here.