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

Birthplace and Cradle of Clamperdum


XNGH Adam Lee Moore

XSNGH Adam Lee Moore  ***  Downieville Historic Cemetery 

Next Chapter Board Meeting - December 3, 2016
The Mine Shaft - Nevada City

Downieville 'Tin Cup' Doins - August 26-28, 2016
Great Doins Thanks to all the Brothers!

Candle Light Doins November 12th, 2016
In Historic Downieville
A Gentleman's Doin for those 50+
all potential initiates should wear a sacrificial necktie
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 - 2016

Widder's Ball - May 7th, 2016 - Grass Valley Grange Hall 
Spring Doins - June 17-19, 2016 - Forest City
Fall Doins - August 26-28, 2016 - Downieville
Candle Light Doins - November 12th, 2016 - Downieville

Major William Downie Chapter 1849
Nobel Grand Humbug 2016-2017
Phil Smith

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