E Clampus Vitus

The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV) is a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Western heritage. (approx 750 plaques)
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (1848-1929) Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp (1861-1944) Earp Cottage Vidal, California. The legendary lawman, gun-fighter, gambler, businessman and miner along with his wife Josephine inhabited this "dream-come-true" cottage from 1925-1928. During the fall, winter and spring months while he worked his "happy days" mines in the Whipple Mountains a few miles north of this site. This is the only permanent residence they owned in their long lives together. Their ashes are buried in the hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, California.

Earp Cottage, Vidal, CA, United States

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Wyatt Earp was born in Illinois March 19, 1848. In 1864 he came west with his family, settling near San Bernardino. He later served as lawman in Wichita and Dodge City, then came to Tombstone in 1879. After the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881, he fled Arizona to avoid prosecution. He frequented the western boom camps, including Alaska, and in later years retired on income from Kern County Oil and the Happy Day Gold Mine group in the nearby Whipple Mountains. He and his wife Josephine spent their winters here for over two decades. He died peacefully in Los Angles January 13, 1929. soon after, this little community, formerly Drennan, was renamed in his honor when Earp Post Office was established in 1930. He is buried next to his wife, who died in 1944, in Colma, California.

Wyatt Earp Post Office, 144977 Aqueduct Road, Earp, CA, United States

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