This site is dedicated to ECV Downie Chapter #1849's pontifications on California's golden history.

Birthplace and Cradle of Clamperdum

What the Redivivus founders had in mind for the preservation of our historic fraternal organization
A open letter to all Redshirts - by Jim Roos XNGH Downie Chapter

XNGH Adam Lee Moore

XNGH Adam Lee Moore  ***  Downieville Historic Cemetery 

Next Board Meeting Dec. 5th Mine Shaft @ Noon

Candle Light Initiation
Saturday November 14, 2015
Downieville Community Hall

Downieville  Doins
August 28-30th 2015
Olde Fashion Black Powder Anvil Firing
Sierra County - Birthplace and Cradle of Clamperdum
Thank You Brothers...Great Doins...Satisfactory

Downie 1849 Widders Ball
Take a look at this years Ball

Pictures ... Downieville 2012, Widder's Ball 2015 - 2010, 4-Skin Doins,  etc. ... Pictures 

Downie Chapter Historical Archives
Read about our Chapter's history that precedes Carl Wheat!
See examples of Clamper memorabilia, a working Stamp Mill, the blunder-busket,
Sword of Justice, Adam Lee Moore, the 1st woman clamper and more...

Chapter 1849 Events - 2015

Widder's Ball - May 9th, 2015 - Grass Valley Grange Hall 
Spring Doins - June 19-21, 2015 - Forest City
Fall Doins - August 28-30, 2015 - Downieville
Candle Light Doins - November 14th, 2015 - Downieville

Humbug's Expounding

The Major William Downie Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
Humbug - 2015-2016
Nobel Grand Humbug
Liam Driskill

D'ville Scuttlebutt

Downie Chapter Response to Grand Council
January 31, 2010 - February 13, 2010 - February 22, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Major William Downie Chapter 1849 Recommendations / Favorites

Come to Downieville to recreate the rush - as in Gold Rush!!!
Vacation Rental
Major Downie Quarters - a historic location available in Downieville, visit-

For history and libations in a authentic thirst parlor try-
St. Charles Place - Downieville
For a great night's sleep overlooking the river try-
The Riverside Inn - Downieville

Away from the Diggins?

When in San Francisco visit our Watering Hole #5
The Connection Bar  5740 Mission St.  S.F.  415-334-6172

Near Vacaville on Hwy80 - Watering Hole #6

Hide-A-Away Lounge & Grill  1080 Orange Dr. Vacaville
Lots of folks don’t know what to make of the Clampers today, but Carl Wheat, one of the founders of the revived Order back in the thirties, put it well when he described E Clampus Vitus as "the comic strip on the page of California history"

  Ssh - site is always under construction!
Easy to remember... hard to forget
 Credo Quia Absurdum
  all chapter photo contributions welcome