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Clampers honor Dave McCoy

September 14, 2012

Dave McCoy, wearing his personally-designed Clampers T-Shirt, stands next to Roma while he thanks the Clampers and the crowd. “This has been the greatest recognition I’ve received in my entire life,” he said. Photo/Aleksandra Gajewski

E Clampus Vitus Bodie Chapter #64, known as the Clampers, unveiled a monument dedicated to Dave and Roma McCoy and Mammoth Mountain’s history at Main Lodge Saturday morning (Sept. 8).

Hundreds of Clampers from all over California attended to celebrate the McCoys and their contribution to the skiing world.

According to the Bodie Chapter #64 website (, E Clampus Vitus is a “fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Western heritage, especially the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the area.

The fraternity is not sure it if is a ‘historical drinking society’ or a ‘frinking historical society.’ There are chapters in California, Nevada and other western states.

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