Fort TejonJefferson Davis, "Father of National Highways," as Secretary of War 1853-57 sponsored the importation of 33 camels for transporting military supplies to the west coast. The camel trail survey ran from San Antonio, Texas to Fort Tejon which marks the western terminus, part of the Jefferson Davis Highway.The army camel corps arrived at this fort in November, 1857, with Lt. Edward F. Beale in command.
|Series||This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series|
|Placed By||California Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 327010 N 3860752|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87443333, -118.89273333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.466', W 118° 53.564'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 27.96" N, 118° 53' 33.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4427 Lebec Rd, Lebec CA 93243, US|
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