Return to Bodie

Return to Bodie (HM5CI)

Location: Bridgeport, CA 93517 Mono County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.818', W 119° 0.885'

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During the California gold rush, E Clampus Vitus was a fraternal order and benevolence society for miners. It was rumored to be one of the secret societies in the town of Bodie during its heyday.

Today, ECV is dedicated to the preservation of California history and accordingly, members of the present day Bodie chapter were instrumental in preserving the town as a historical landmark. With their help in 1956, legislation was drafted to add Bodie to the state park system. By 1962 the process was complete and one year later, Bodie was included in the National Registry of Historic Sites. In 1964, during an elaborate ceremony, Bodie was dedicated as a state park.

Unfortunately, after 34 winters, several of the monuments unveiled during that ceremony were damaged - prompting a return to Bodie.

This original monument was repaired, relocated, and rededicated as a California sesquicentennial event.

Bodie Chapter No. 64, E Clampus Vitus, September 12, 1998
HM NumberHM5CI
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByBodie Chapter No. 64, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 323616 N 4231437
Decimal Degrees38.21363333, -119.01475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.818', W 119° 0.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 49.08" N, 119° 0' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 628 Bodie State Historical Park, Bridgeport CA 93517, US
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