Promoting Offbeat History Between the Drinks


Subject:
California: History , Historic Sites , Historical Societies

Description:
Feature about the California organization Order of E. Clampus Vitus, "a Gold Rush-era organization whose goofball sensibilities are offset by a single, serious pursuit: a tendency to plaque all things historical, an obsession that continues to this day." Includes discussion of the Clampers' historical points of interest vs. those in the WPA Guide to California. The interactive map pinpoints sites of some of the Clampers' plaques in the Sierra Nevada. From the New York Times.

Creator:
McKinley, Jesse

Publisher:
The New York Times Company

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/14/us/14california.html


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