Follow these links to other great Websites.

ECV, the Missing Link

The History of E Clampus Vitus.

red ball The History of E Clampus Vitus
The definitive guide to "What is ECV?" "How did it start?"
and "How to become a Clamper."

red ball Wikipedia article: E Clampus Vitus

Clamper Links.

red ball The ECV Gazette - Our Online Newsletter

red ball Branciforte Chapter No.1797

red ball Doc Maynard Chapter#54-40

red ball Estanislao Chapter#58

red ball West Virginia Vipers

red ball Yerba Buena Chapter#1



Santa Clara Valley Sites of Historical Interest.

red ball Catherine Alexander, Silicon Valley Librarian

red ball Alum Rock Airport

red ball Alum Rock Park

red ball Alum Rock Park History by Judy Thompson

red ball Alum Rock Park - Wikipedia

red ball Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House

red ball Eric Carlson's "Notes From The Underbelly" website

red ball Eric Carlson's "Notes From The Underbelly" Mountain Charlie McKiernan article

red ball Eric Carlson's "Notes From The Underbelly" Captain Harry Love monument dedication article

red ball Eric Carlson's "Notes From The Underbelly" San Jose's Graveyard article

red ball Fallon House

red ball S.I.A. Newsletter article: Hendy Iron Works and Stamp Mill

red ball Amazon: "Highway 17; The Road to Santa Cruz." by Richard Beal

red ball Richard Beal's Biography

red ball Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton

red ball More about Lick Observatory

red ball Markeroni: The Gentle Art of Landmark-Snarfing

red ball A story of sacrifice by a Mount Umunhum commander - San Jose Mercury News

red ball Mountain View Historical Association

red ball Native Sons Of The Golden West

red ball Native Sons Of The Golden West: San Jose Parlor No.177

red ball Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst

red ball Patchen, California History

red ball Peralta Adobe.

red ball Preservation Action Council of San Jose.

red ball Rengstorff House

red ball Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

red ball San Jose Historical Museum

red ball San Jose Lodge #10 F&AM. History page

red ball City of San Jose Plaques and Landmarks

red ball Santa Clara County points of historical interest

red ball Silicon Valley History Online

red ball State Historical Landmark Plaques in Santa Clara County

red ball SJSU/San Jose Public Library. California Room

red ball Villa Montalvo

red ball Winchester Mystery House

red ball More Winchester Mystery House and Plaque info



Other Neat Stuff

red ball The American West

red ball Ardenwood Historic Farm. Fremont, CA

red ball Black Bart

red ball More about Black Bart

red ball California History Links Page

red ball California Historical Landmarks

red ball California Historical Society

red ball Donald Laird's California Historical Landmarks site

red ball California Gold Rush Links Page

red ball California Gold Rush Country. Virtual Tour

red ball Columbia State Historical Park

red ball Cowboy Poetry

red ball Duct Tape

red ball Essanay Silent Film Museum and Edison Theatre. Niles, CA

red ball A Trip Down San Francisco's Market Street - April 1906 Historic Film

red ball Gold Rush Country revisited

red ball The Gold Rush History Alliance

red ball Gold Rush! Oakland Museum of California

red ball All about GPS (Global Positioning Satellites)

red ball Horatio's Drive. First auto trip accross the USA

red ball Library of Congress Bicentennial "Local Legacies" Photo Collection

red ball Los Altos History Museum

red ball Mardi Gras

red ball Memoirs of the Gold Rush. - A great collection of links

red ball The Moss Beach Distillery

red ball National Register of Historic Places

red ball Pusser's Rum Folklore

red ball The Red Green Show

red ball The Redwood Empire Live Steamers Interactive Museum Inc

red ball Dave Schweisguth's great Genealogy Links

red ball Dave Schweisguth's great Historical Links

red ball The original Robert Service website

red ball Society of California Pioneers

red ball Sons Of The Desert

red ball S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A. National website

red ball S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A. California website

red ball Talk like a Pirate

red ball Sturgeon's Mill - Steam Powered Lumber Mill

red ball The Victoriana Study Center - Links

red ball The Virginia City Radio Museum



Civil War Flags

The American Civil War.

red ball American Civil War Association

red ball American Civil War Home Page (1861-1865)

red ball American Civil War Society

red ball Civil War Movies: Truth or Fiction

red ball Civil War Music by The 2nd South Carolina String Band

red ball Band Music from the Civil War Era. Library of Congress

red ball The California Historical Artillery Society

red ball Civil War Preservation Trust

red ball The Civil War Soldiers And Sailors System

red ball Fort Tejon Historical Association

red ball Guns and other weaponry from the Civil War

red ball The National Civil War Association

red ball The National Civil War Museum

red ball Nevada Civil War Volunteers

red ball Northwest Civil War Council

red ball PBS Series: The Civil War

red ball Reenactors of the American Civil War

red ball San Benito County Historical Society

red ball Sons of Confederate Veterans

red ball Son of The South. Civil War Resources.

red ball Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

red ball The South Bay Civil War Round Table

red ballThe Valley of the Shadow: Two communities during the Civil War

red ball The War Between the States Historical Association

red ball U.S. Civil War Information. + Great links




Data Man

Cool Geek Stuff.

red ball Bob O'Donnel's Everything Technology

red ball Computer History Museum. Mountain View, CA.

red ball Dave Graveline's "Into Tomorrow" Radio Program

red ball Inside Mac Radio Program

red ball Kim Komando

red ball Leo Laporte "The Tech Guy"

red ball Dippy-Drinking-Birds

red ball Drinking Birds

red ball The Virginia City Radio Museum




Emperor Norton I

Emperor Norton I.

red ball ABC KGO TV-7 News Norton Day video

red ball CBS KPIX TV-5 News Eye On The Bay ECV Yerba Buena-1 video

red ball Emperor Norton Day article. S.F.Chronicle (1-13-2002)

red ball Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francico Time Machine Tour

red ball Norton I: America's Unsung Emperor

red ball The Emperor Norton Bridge website

red ball Emperor Norton History

red ball The Madness of Joshua Norton




Steam Train

Ferroequinology.

red ball A Trip Down San Francisco's Market Street - April 1906 Historic Film

red ball Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad. Oak Meadow Park. Los Gatos, CA.

red ball California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CA.

red ball Golden Gate Railroad Museum, San Francisco, CA.

red ball The Humbug & Helangon Railway

red ball Railtown 1897 - State Historic Park. Jamestown, CA.

red ball Next Stop, Aptos Station!

red ball Niles Canyon Railway, Sunol, CA.

red ball Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad, Felton, CA.

red ball Sierra Railroad, Oakdale, CA.

red ball Skunk Train. Fort Bragg, CA.

[ red ball ] South-Bay Historical Railroad Society, Santa Clara, CA.

red ball Steam Whistles... The Voice of The Iron Horse

red ball Train Tunnels of the Santa Cruz Mountains

red ball Santa Cruz Tunnels

red ball The Whistle Man

Red ball Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad



American Gothic

Genealogy.

red ball American Civil War Home Page (1861-1865)

red ball California Historical Society

red ball California State Library

red ball The Civil War Soldiers And Sailors System

red ball Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

red ball The LDS Family History Archive

red ball The LDS Family History Search Site

red ball GenWeb California

red ball GenWeb U.S.A.

red ball GenWeb World

red ball JewishGen: The home of Jewish Genealogy

red ball Los Angeles Main Public Library

red ball My Virtual Reference Desk

red ball National Archives Records Administration

red ball National Archives Records Administration - Military Records

red ball National Archives Records Administration - Teacher's Resources

red ball National Archives Records Administration - Veterans and Military Documents

red ball Obituaries Help Website

red ball Obituaries Help - Download Free .pdf Family Tree Templates

red ball Online Archive of California

red ball Santa Clara County points of historical interest

red ball Dave Schweisguth's Genealogy Links

red ball Dave Schweisguth's Historical Links

red ball Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society

red ball(City of) Santa Clara Central Park Library & online catalog

University of California Library

University of The Pacific Library

University of The Pacific Library - Holt-Atherton Special Collections: Western Americana

red ball US County Resources at Rootsweb. Find the County for any US City

red ball Yahoo!'s Genealogy Links



Spinning Globe

Mapping and GPS.

red ball All about GPS (Global Positioning Satellites)

red ball County Finder. Find the County for any US City

red ball GNIS - USA.

red ball GNIS - Worldwide

red ball Google's Mapping and 3-D Satellite Imaging site

red ball Santa Clara County points of historical interest with GPS

red ball TerraServer

red ball Waymarking

red ball Yahoo Maps

red ball Yahoo Waypoints



Fiddle and Banjo

Music

red ball Band Music from the Civil War Era. Library of Congress

red ball Civil War Music by The 2nd South Carolina String Band

red ball Classic Banjo

red ball Banjo Jokes

red ball "Banjo-L" homepage

red ball "Fiddle-L" homepage

red ball Musical Saw Players

red ball Music Medics

red ball Music Medics - Facebook page

red ball Northern California Bluegrass Society. (formerly: Santa Cruz Bluegrass Assn.)

red ball Redwood Bluegrass Associates

red ball San Francisco Folk Music Club

red ball Santa Clara Valley Fiddler's Association

red ball South Bay Folks

red ball South Bay Guitar Society

red ball South Bay Traditional Jazz Society

red ball KPIG Radio

red ball KFAT Radio. Gone, but not forgotten

red ballKFAT - Fat Chance



Homer's Suds

Zymurgy

red ball BeerCow

red ball King Gambrinus, Patron Saint of Beer

red ball Real Beer

red ball Whiskey Wise. All About Whiskey



USA Ribbon

Serious Stuff.

Here's how you can send a letter or an email of
support to our service men and women overseas.
Let's show them we appreciate what they are doing
and that they are not forgotten here at home.

red ball Operation Dear Abbey

red ball Operation Enduring Response

red ball Operation Military Support

red ball Fallen Friends website


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Special Interest

Here are some items of special interest
around the Greater Bay Area:


Barbary Coast Trail.
A 3.8 mile path tracing San Francisco's
history from the Gold Rush to the present.
Medallions and arrows in the sidewalk mark
the route, which connects historic sites,
museums, and landmark buildings.
It may be toured with printed guides or
a downloadable audio tour.
(415) 454-2355
Barbary Coast Trail


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The California Room.
Located In the SJSU/San Jose Martin Luther King Jr. Library (5th floor).
150 E. San Fernando Streets (at 4th. Street)
San Jose State University campus.

An fine collection of California books, maps, periodicals,
photos, and source materials of local, state, and regional historical interest.
A great place to do research or just browse.

Hours may vary, call for current schedule.
(408) 808-2000 Library General info.
(408) 808-2167 California Room Service Desk.
(408) 808-2063 SJSU Special Collections.

Admission: free.
Parking: Free after 6pm, and on weekends.
The California Room


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Clan Inebriated.
The Clan Who Welcomes All.
"Gu Deoch - Gu Cairdean - Gu Spors"
(To Drink - To Friends - To Fun)
Clan Inebriated


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Cupertino Historical Society and Museum.
Quinlan Community Center
10185 N. Stelling Road.
Cupertino, CA. 95014
Open to the public:
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Admission: free.
Info: (408) 973-1495
Cupertino Historical Society website

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Forbes Mill Museum of Regional History.
(Home of Mountain Charlie's original portrait painting.)
75 Church Street.
Los Gatos, CA.
Info: (408) 395-7375
Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday
Noon to 4pm.
Admission: free.

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Golden Gate Railroad Museum.
Hunter's Point Shipyard
San Francisco, CA.
Info: (415) 822-8728

Restored historic locomotives and rail cars.
Hours: 10am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission: $5.00
$2.00 Seniors and Students.
Golden Gate Railroad Museum

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Harris Lass Historic Museum.
1889 Market Street.
City of Santa Clara, CA.
(408) 249-7905

The last farm site in Santa Clara.
A large italianate home, barn, summer kitchen,
and tank house are featured.
Saturday - Sunday: Noon-4pm.
Weekdays by arrangement.

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History San Jose.
1650 Senter Road, San Jose.
(408) 287-2290

A 14 acre complex of historic
buildings inside Kelley Park,
including the Dashaway Stables,
firehouse, The bank of Italy, bandstand,
the San Jose Electric Light Tower (replica),
antique trolley rides, and much more.

Tuesday - Friday Noon-5:00pm
Exhibits and grounds open: Tuesday - Sunday Noon-5:00pm.
Guided tours at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm.
Admission: Tuesday - Sunday is FREE.
History San Jose

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Ira Brilliant Center For Beethoven Studies.
in the SJSU/San Jose Martin Luther King Jr. Library (5th floor).
150 E. San Fernando Streets (at 4th Street)
San Jose State University campus.
(408) 808-2000

This amazing collection includes:
over 300 first editions and
1,900 early editions of Beethoven's scores,
over 3,500 books about his life and times,
as well as recordings, letters,
a 1795 Dulken fortepiano, and an
original 1827 Viennese fortepiano.

Hours vary, call for current schedule.

Admission: free.
On-street parking is free after 6pm, and on weekends.
Ira Brilliant Center For Beethoven Studies

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Los Altos History Museum.
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA.
(650) 948-9427

Photographs and other artifacts on the
history of the Los Altos area.
Noon-4pm Thursdays-Fridays.
Noon-4pm Saturdays-Sundays.
Admission: free.
Los Altos History Museum

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Moss Beach Distillery
140 Beach Way (off Hwy.1)
Moss Beach, CA
(650) 728-5595

This California landmark opened in 1927,
during Prohibition. Alcohol was smuggled
into this establishment by the shipload from Canada.
Many photographs from that era are on display along the walls inside.
The famous ghost, The Blue Lady, is believed to roam in and around the restaurant.

Noon-8:30pm Mondays-Saturdays.
10am-8:30pm Sundays
Admission: free.

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Musee Mechanique.
With a collection of more than 300
coin-operated machines, ranging
from Barbary Coast orchestrians to
video games.
11am.-7pm. Mondays-Fridays.
10am.-8pm. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Pier 45 on Taylor Street.
San Francisco, CA.
Admission: free.
Info: (415) 386-1170

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New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum.
In the historic La Casa Grande building.
21350 Almaden Road,
San Jose, CA.
Info: (408) 323-1107
New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

Once famous for its rich cinnabar or quicksilver mines,
this area produced mercury used in the California Gold Rush
and the Civil War.
Hours: Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: free.

Santa Clara County Parks info.
Santa Clara County Parks

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Niles Canyon Railway
Sunol Depot
6 Kilkare Road
Sunol, CA
(Just off Hwy.680) (925) 862-9063

Ride vintage steam and Diesel trains through scenic Niles Canyon.
Departures: Beginning at 10am Sundays.
Tickets:
$7.00 adults.
$3.00 ages 3-12.
Niles Canyon Railway.

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Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and
Edison Theater
37417 Niles Blvd.
Fremont, CA. 94536
See your favorite historic silent films and "talkies"
in a beautifully restored vintage Nickelodeon theatre.
Favorite meeting place for the Sons Of The Desert,
Midnight Patrol Tent, Oasis No.57;
the Laurel and Hardy appreciation society.
Sons Of The Desert
Midnight Patrol Tent. Oasis No.57 (South-Bay Area)

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

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Orchard Heritage Park.
550 E. Remington Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA.

Visit our agricultural past and see what the
"Valley of Heart's Delight" was all about.

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Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad.
West of town on
Graham Hill Road.
Felton, CA.
(831) 335-4484

Re-creation of life in an early California logging camp,
a town from the late 1800s, covered bridge, steam saw mill,
depot, melodrama/vaudville show and general store.

Open 10am-sunset daily.
Admission: free.
Parking: $5.00 per car.
Train rides:
$17.00 Adults.
$12.00 ages 3-12.
$5.00 age 2 and younger.

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San Francisco Fire Museum.
665 Presidio Avenue.
San Francisco, CA.
(415) 563-4630

With antique equipment, artifacts and
historic photographs of firefighting
in the city from the time of the California Gold Rush.
Hours: Thursday-Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm, but hours may vary.
Call ahead for info.
Admission: free.

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Saratoga Historical Museum.
20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road.
Saratoga, CA.
(408) 867-4311

Located inside an old drugstore building,
history buffs can find relics of Saratoga's early days.
Docent-led tours of nearby historic buildings are available.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1:00-4:00pm
Admission: free.

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Seymour Pioneer Museum at the
Society of California Pioneers.
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA.

The Society houses the Alice Phelan Sullivan Library and
the Moore Gallery, which are open to the public by appointment.

10am-4pm Wednesdays-Fridays.
10am-4pm First and third Saturdays of each month.

Admission: $3.00
$1.00 Seniors and Students

Info: (415 957-1849
Society of California Pioneers

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South Bay Railroad Historical Society Museum.
1005 Railroad Avenue.
Santa Clara, CA.
(408) 243-3969

The old Santa Clara Depot, circa 1860's, has been
converted into a monument to rail transportation.
Includes train equipment and artifacts, as well as
large HO and N gauge model train layouts.
Hours: Tuesday: 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm.
Admission: free.
South Bay Railroad Historical Society

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Sunnyvale Historical Museum.
Murphy Fr. Park.
Sunnyvale Ave. and California Street.
Sunnyvale, CA.
(408) 749-0220

Dedicated to the History of Sunnyvale
all the way back to 1884 when Martin Murphy Jr.
bought the Pastoria de las Borregas rancho.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: Noon-3:00pm.
Sunday 1:00-4:00pm
Admission: free.

While at the park, see the old
Hendy Iron Works Stamp Mill
and ECV Historical plaques on the corner of
Sunnyvale Ave. and California Street.

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Wells Fargo History Museum.
420 Montgomery Street.
San Francisco, CA.
Info: (415) 396-2619

Artifacts from the Old West,
including mining tools,
stagecoaches, Pony Express stamps,
photographs, and documents.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.
Admission: free.

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Winchester Mystery House.
525 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA.
(408) 247-2000

160 room Victorian mansion built by Sarah Winchester
of the Winchester Firearms family, with gardens and
firearms museum. Several Clamper plaques at entrance.
Open 9am-5pm daily through April 25. Call for info.

Admission:
$19.95 Adults.
$13.95 for ages 6-12.
$16.95 Seniors.

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Wings of History Air Museum.
12777 Murphy Avenue.
San Martin, CA.
(408) 683-2290

Antique aircraft museum featuring more
than 20 aircraft, photographs, and exhibits.

Museum hours: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm.

Museum workdays in the restoration shop, prop shop,
library and for display maintenance:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm.
Group tours by appointment.
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