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Clampers Dedicate Tin House

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One of the oldest and oddest groups, dating back to the Gold Rush-era has a single and serious pursuit to plaque all things historical throughout the State of California.

E. Clampus Vitus is little known more than a goofball organization dressed in their infamous red shirts all with a bottle of brew in their hands.

The Clampers have placed more than 1,000 bronze, wood and granite plaques throughout California – appearing from the foothills to the Sierra Nevada.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the E. Clampus Vitus, Sam Brannan Chapter #1004 claimed their second dedication in Colusa County.
Bob Hensley, the groups ‘Nobile Grand Humbug’ officiated the event.

“We would like to thank the owner, Sally Jones, for allowing us to dedicate this building,” said Hensley, “and many thanks to Vance Boyce and the City of Colusa for being extremely gracious throughout the process.”

Colusa Council Member, Marilyn Acree was in attendance at the event.

“This is a great opportunity for this piece of history and for the City,” said Acree.

After the group presented Sally Jones with a special acknowledgement plaque, Hensley christened the plaque by pouring a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale over the plaque.
A Little History:

The Adelaide M. Ryerson House, or now known as the Tin House, built in 1906 is known for its Colonial Revival Influence while clad in pressed sheet metal with a brick pattern.

Many years before World War II, the Tin House served as a bordello – it was one of many houses of ill repute and saloons.

Shortly after the opening of Beale Air Force Base, all bordellos within 50 miles of the base were closed.

On the property where the house now resides, a steam flour mill was operated by J.D. Rodger and A. Bicknell. The mill was in popular demand, but was closed due to its substandard quality.

In 1940, the State of California moved the Tin House from its original location, approximately three hundred feet north of where it resides today, after the river continued to erode its banks and levees had to be rebuilt.

The building underwent a major renovation in 1979 to provide office space.

The Tin House currently serves as offices for Vance Boyce, Edward Jones Investments.

“The Tin house was unique and it stood out, making it a great candidate to receive recognition,” said Hensley, “I would like to extend a special thanks to John Morton who has helped us tremendously, providing us with great knowledge and history of the property.”

In April of 2009 the E. Clampus Vitus, Sam Brannan Chapter #1004 dedicated the Old China Town District.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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