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E Clampus Vitus Historical Markers
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To discover and record the location of E Clampus Vitus Historical Markers. We are looking for E Clampus Vitus markers that serve as a reminder and commemoration of those obscure people, places or events that might have otherwise gone unnoticed or been lost or forgotten.
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E Clampus Vitus markers can be found mainly (but not only) in the Sierra Nevada region of California and Nevada. The markers are the result of hours - sometimes years - of careful research by E Clampus Vitus members interested in preserving the local history. They can tell a story about an event that took place, describe the site of some incident of special significance, or pay tribute to someone who they feel should be recognized and remembered.

It is generally believed that West Virginia tavern owner Ephraim Bee started E Clampus Vitus back in the mid-1800’s as an irreverent response to the overly serious Free and Accepted Masons and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In 1851 the first major California chapter was formed. Soon California became the center of E Clampus Vitus activities, with numerous chapters throughout the state.

E Clampus Vitus particularly appealed to the miners in the California hills who otherwise had few forms of entertainment. At the end of the 19th century, as the gold mines closed, the miners left and E Clampus Vitus became virtually extinct. It wasn’t until 1931 that the organization was resurrected by a group of San Francisco historians.

To this day, E Clampus Vitus remains somewhat of an enigma. The words themselves mean absolutely nothing in Latin or any other language. Membership in the organization is strictly limited to men, and only by invitation. Outlandish initiations, fees to be paid in gold dust, ridiculous practical jokes, excessive drinking and wearing highly decorated silly outfits are just a few of the many stories that shroud this secret society.
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Eight Ball was a male burro about three years old. He came into Camp Bouse during WWII and soon became the mascot of the camp and soldiers. He was very tame and friendly and the troops were very fond of him.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/19/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersThe 526th Armored Infantry Battalion

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/19/2010

last visited: never

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/19/2010

last visited: never

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/19/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical Markers739th Tank Battalion (SP) (ME)

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersCamp Bouse - The 554th Ordnance

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersCamp Bouse - The 701st Tank Battalion

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersGeorge L Wendt - Headquarters Company

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersCamp Bouse The 526th A. I. B. - Canal Defense Light Project

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse. Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical Markers736th Tank Battalion (M) SP

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Monument Row in Bouse Arizona is dedicated to the various battalions that trained at Camp Bouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical Markers740th Tank Battalion

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Camp Bouse was established in 1942 by Gen George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". 9000 GI's were housed there. Dismantled and abandoned in 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/18/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersA & C Mercantile Company

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Marker is on Broadway Avenue (Arizona Route 72 at milepost 27), on the left when traveling west.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/23/2011

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersWyatt Earp - 92242

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A post office near Wyatt's California Desert mining claims along the Colorado River bears his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 12/7/2010

last visited: 10/13/2013

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersEarp Cottage - Vidal, California

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It is very interesting to note that this house is now owned by Ike Clanton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 6/16/2010

last visited: 2/2/2011

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersBlythe Intake

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The city of Blythe was named for English developer/financier Thomas Blythe, who first came here in 1877 and established primary water rights on the Colorado River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2011

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersEhrenberg Cemetery

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First used sometime after June 16, 1862. Some of Arizona's earliest pioneers, people of every race and moral persuasion, lie here in eternal peace. The last burial was on April 22, 1988.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/15/2010

last visited: 2/28/2015

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The biggest US desert warfare games since 1942.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 6/21/2011

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersRice Divisional Camp [Missing]

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Marker is on Aqueduct Road (Route 62 at milepost 112.4), on the right when traveling east. Note: The plaque has apparently been stolen and removed from the monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2011

last visited: 12/21/2013

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersTaylor's Ferry

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Marker is on 38th Avenue 1.5 miles east of South Neighbours Boulevard, at the east end of 38th Avenue at the Colorado River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2011

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersColorado River Ferries

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Marker is in park on southwest corner of Cibola Road and Baseline Road

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/15/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersCibola Arizona

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Marker is in park on southwest corner of Cibola Road and Baseline Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/15/2010

last visited: never

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersWiley Well

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Marker is on the east side of the Wiley Well Rest Area off I-10 at exit 222.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2011

last visited: 1/18/2015

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersIron Mountain Divisional Camp [Missing]

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Marker is on Desert Center - Rice Road (California Route 62 at milepost 90.7), on the left when traveling east. Note: This marker and its companion across the road are now missing. The bare monuments are still present.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2011

last visited: 12/21/2013

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersGranite Divisional Camp - San Bernardino County CA

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This E Clampus Vitus Historical Marker is on Hwy 62 about 5.5 miles east of Hwy 177 in San Bernardino County, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: California

date approved: 2/21/2011

last visited: 12/26/2010

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E Clampus Vitus Historical MarkersCoxcomb Divisional Camp - Riverside County CA

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This E Clampus Vitus Historical Marker is on Hwy 177 about 10 miles south of Hwy 62 in Riverside County, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: California

date approved: 2/26/2011

last visited: 12/26/2010

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