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.
Owen Ritchie, War hero, Helicopter survivor and XNGH #47 JCB 1864 has gone to the Silver Hills after a long battle with the effects of Agent Orange in Nocona Texas. What say the Bretheran?
NGH “Beans & Wienies” Bob has chosen Jarbidge as our destination for the annual JUNK trip on August 15, 16, & 17. It may be a long stretch to get there but the views are stunning and the area is rich in history. If you have never been to this area of Nevada, this is a must see.
I have attached text from Google Maps to “Big Bend Campgrounds, Nevada” with directions from Reno. We will actually be camping across the road from the campgrounds in a grove of trees at 41°45’23.30″ N. 115°42’29.67″ W. We will be close to Sunflower Reservoir for those of you using paper maps.
If you get lost, look for tiny signs on beer carton flaps to point the way.
The altitude of the campsite is around 7000′, bring warmth.
It is advised to refuel in Elko.
Bring a CB for chatter.
Someone please beat Kenny in the cooking contest.
1. From Reno
Follow I-80 E to NV-225 N in Elko. Take exit 301 from I-80 E
287 mi / 3 h 55 miles
2. Take exit 301 for NV-225 toward Elko Downtown
3. Turn left onto NV-225 N
4. Turn right onto Fr 037/Gold Creek Rd.
5. Continue to follow Gold Creek Rd
6. Continue onto Gold Creek Rd
Destination will be on right
Posted by Party Boy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-07-2014
When: Saturday August 9. Picnic starts at 11:06am, food will be served around noon.
Where: Miner’s Park, Virginia City…it’s just a few blocks down Six Mile Canyon Road from C Street.
Why: 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.
The SST & JCB Chapters will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a side dish and a beverage of your choice!
There will be games for the kids. 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. For this year only, there is a commemorative 150 Year lambskin available.
There will be a historical presentation by Julia C Bulette herself! This takes place at 1:03 pm.
Please RSVP to Party Boy at 775.530.7151 or email@example.com. This will help us plan an appropriate amount of grub for all the guests.