Frank Reilly, wife Lucille, and her mother Marie Sandberg, were La Porte to most people from the late 1930’s to the middle 1960’s. In the 30’s they (along with Marie’s first husband Lucien Amy) extended their warm hospitality to all comers, first at the La Porte Hotel and later at Reilly’s Saloon and Café, originally Burrel-Buckley, barn lot circa 1860, Jumbo Merian’s Grocery & Gas Station, 1930-1945. Purchased by Frank C. Reilly, operator from 1945-1965.
Frank was born in Forbestown and before becoming an innkeeper he was the foreman of the Feather Fork Mine. Frank, Lucille, and “Mom” were always ready to welcome you with hot food and drinks and good companionship. In 1973 Frank was the first Humbug of Frank C. Reilly 5978, E Clampus Vitus® and one of the very few that was still alive with a chapter carrying his name.
Today our chapter continues the honored tradition of E Clampus Vitus® dedicated to the study and preservation of the heritage of the American West, especially the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area. The protection of widows, orphans and contributing back to our community.
Some ways we contribute back to our community is sponsoring events through the year. One of these events is the Olivehurst Fire Department vs. Clampers' softball game and tug of war. All funds raised during this event are donated directly to the Olivehurst Fire Department. Other funds raised are donated to different organizations every year such as, The Depot (a local soup kitchen) Marysville School District's Lunch Program to name a few.
Come on in and take a look around to see all of our events from the past or our calendar for up coming events. We also invite you to visit our history page for more information of The Ancient and Honorable E Clampus Vitus® and Western History. If you like antiques and artifacts visit the Frank C. Reilly Museum page.
We hope you enjoy your visit and come back often as we continually update our site.
AUGUST 2021 UPDATE
AUG 11th: BOD Meeting. Elk Lodge 7PM
AUG 21st: 5978 Family Picinic. Live Oak Park
AUG 28th: Downiville Doins
The Clamper's 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.
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Welcome to Frank C. Reilly Chapter 5978 of The Ancient & Honorable E Clampus Vitus
FAMILY PICNIC INFORMATION. Hey widders and clampers for those that don't know the city moved the family picnic date to 08/21/2021 there will be hamburger and hot dogs with drinks served. We are asking that last names starting with A through M bring a side dish N through Z bring a dessert. We will have day parking passes you will have to locate myself or Twinkie to get one. We have a limited # of those so it's FCFS. Over night camping is available but not paid for through ECV.
Location: Live Oak campground
Last names A-M sides
Last names N-Z dessert
Any other questions please feel free to reach out to myself or Twinkie.
John Ecv Basham