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

Birthplace and Cradle of Clamperdum


Next Chapter Board Meeting - October 3rd 2020
Noon @ Dew Drop Inn - Grass Valley

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Candle Lite  - Downieville
Tentative ~ November 7th 5pm
more info after Oct. 4

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 - 2020

Widder's Ball - August 1  -  Grass Valley Canceled
Spring Doins - June 19-21th, 2020 - Forest City Canceled
Fall Doins - August 28-30th, 2020 - Downieville Canceled
Candle Light Doins - November 7th, 2020 - Downieville

Major William Downie Chapter 1849
Nobel Grand Humbug 2020-2021
Carl Salinas

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