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HISTORY BEHIND OUR CHAPTER

DAVID SWINSON "DOC' MAYNARD

David Swinson "Doc" Maynard (March 22, 1808 – March 13, 1873) was an American pioneer, doctor, and businessman. He was one of Seattle's primary founders. He was an effective civic booster and, compared to other white settlers, a relative advocate of Native American rights. His friendship with Chief Seattle was important in the formation of the city of Seattle, and it was he who proposed the city be named for this important chief. Maynard was Seattle's first doctor, merchant prince, second lawyer, Sub-Indian Agent, Justice of the Peace, and architect of the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855.

54°40′ OR FIGHT!

The Russo-American Treaty of 1824 established the boundary between Russian Alaska and overlapping British and US claims at the parallel 54°40′ north effective January 12, 1825, a delineation which was repeated in the terms of the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1825 between the Empire of Russia and the United Kingdom. Specifically, it was agreed, in the 1824 treaty, that no American settlement would be established on the coast or adjacent island north of 54°40′, and no Russian settlement to the south (Russian Fort Ross was in Alta California, Mexico, and was outside the purview of the treaty). The treaty did not make any explicit statements about sovereignty or territorial claims. The 1825 treaty with Britain was more strongly worded and defined the boundary between Russian and British possessions in North America, which ran north from 54°40′ through what is now the Alaska Panhandle to the 141st meridian west, then along that line north to the Arctic Ocean.

CHAPTER HISTORY

On September 9, 2006, Doc Maynard Chapter 54-40 of E Clampus Vitus receives its  charter on Whidbey Island. This is the first official chapter of E Clampus Vitus, an all-men fraternal order, in the Pacific Northwest.


THE CLAMPERS CREED

As I pass through life, may I always be humble; 
may I never take myself seriously;
may I always appreciate a little of the ridiculous; 
may I always be a two-fisted Clamper 
when the bottle passes my way and if I imbibe, 
and can't hold it like a man, 
then may I always be able to pass it to the next brother; 
may I never forget the stout-hearted 
men who settled a great western wilderness and the heritage we have today.
May I never fail to appreciate a bit of western lore. 
-Anonymous-

SPRING CANDLELIGHT APRIL 7TH 2018 AT THE CARBONADO SALOON

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As I pass through life, may I always be humble; 
may I never take myself seriously;
may I always appreciate a little of the ridiculous; 
may I always be a two-fisted Clamper 
when the bottle passes my way and if I imbibe, 
and can't hold it like a man, 
then may I always be able to pass it to the next brother; 
may I never forget the stout-hearted 
men who settled a great western wilderness and the heritage we have today.
May I never fail to appreciate a bit of western lore. 
-Anonymous-

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Irish Kate 1858

We are an organization dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and recognition of places of historical interest.  Specifically in the areas in Washington which made up Spokane County in 1858 these include current Spokane, Adams, Lincoln, Whitman, and Stevens Counties.

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