Tuolumne County Points of Interest

ECV Inspiration Point
4 December 2012
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Inspiration Point
Parrott's Ferry Road

The inscription carved into the boulder:

Inspiration Point

The inspiration to revive the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, a benevolent society prominent in Gold Rush days, occurred fifty years ago to Carl I. Wheat as he traveled from Columbia down to Parrot's Ferry on the Stanislaus River. ECV Redivivus, now a fraternal historical society dedicated to preserving Western history and lore, has thirty-three active chapters throughout California and Nevada.

Plaque dedicated May 26, 1980 (Memorial Day)

Co-sponsored by
Matuca Chapter 1848
Quivira Chapter
Yerba Buena Capitulus Redivivus
New Helvetia Chapter
Platrix Chapter
Lord Sholto Douglas Chapter

Credo Quia Absurdum

From 1860 until 1903, Parrot's Ferry crossed the Stanislaus River where the bridge near Inspiration Point crosses the river today.

Parrot's Ferry is California Historical Landmark 438 and is commemorated by a plaque on the other side of the bridge.

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