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

Birthplace and Cradle of Clamperdom

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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

Pictures ... Downieville 2012, Widder's Ball 2013, 2012, 4-Skin Doins (I II III),  etc. ... Pictures

*** There’s more to E Clampus Vitus than just $1.50 Budweisers ***
Great article about Reno Redshirts


Grand Conclave IV - 2014
Chinese Charter Doins



August 22-23-24, 2014
Downieville Doins

Birthplace and Cradle of Clamperdom



 



Downie Shuttle Service will be running on Saturday
          9:00am - 11:00am  &  5:00pm - 11:00pm

                       Indian Valley Campground
                      Goodyears Bar - Downieville




Downie Chapter Widder's Ball
2014 Pictures Click Here






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 - 2014

Widder's Ball - May 10th, 2014 - Grass Valley Grange Hall 
4-Skin IV Doins - May 16-18, 2014 - Stumpy Meadows
Spring Doins - June 13-15, 2014 - Forest City
Fall Doins - August 22-24, 2014 - Downieville
Candle Light Doins - November 8th, 2014 - Downieville

Humbug's Expounding

The Major William Downie Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
Humbug - 2013-2014
Nobel Grand Humbug
'Dirty' Dan McNamara
Satisfactory!


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
www.hideawaylounge-grill.com
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
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  all chapter photo contributions welcome
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