Camel Trail Terminus

Camel Trail Terminus (HMLWO)

Location: Lebec, CA 93243 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 52.466', W 118° 53.564'

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Fort Tejon

Jefferson 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.

Erected byCalifornia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
May 11, 1956
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Year Placed1956
Placed ByCalifornia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 327010 N 3860752
Decimal Degrees34.87443333, -118.89273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.466', W 118° 53.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 27.96" N, 118° 53' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4427 Lebec Rd, Lebec CA 93243, US
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