This collection contains historic site reports compiled by the San Diego-based Squibob Chapter of the E Clampus Vitus fraternal
organization, either to apply for historic designation or in preparation of dedication ceremonies and the installation of
The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV) is a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation
of Western Heritage, in particular the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area. There are chapters
in California, Nevada and other Western states. Members call themselves "Clampers." The organization's name is in Dog Latin,
and has no known meaning. The motto of the Order, “Credo Quia Absurdum,” is generally understood as meaning "I believe it
because it is absurd." They are perhaps best known for their role in the 1936 “Drake’s Plate of Brass” hoax.
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