Camels in Dayton

Camels in Dayton (HMRIN)

Location: Dayton, NV 89403 Lyon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 14.326', W 119° 35.476'

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Camels were imported into the United States for military purposes in the mid-1850's. Lt. Edward Beale of the U.S. Army tested the animals for caravan operations in the deserts of the Southwest. The experiment was not successful and the camels were auctioned off. Some were brought here to haul wood and salt to the mines and mills of the Comstock. They were corralled behind this stone hay barn, known as the Leslie Hay Barn. Used extensively between Sacramento and Nevada points for some ten years, they were later abandoned to fend for themselves. Few were seen after the 1880's.

State Historical Marker No. 199
Nevada State Park System
Dayton Historical Society
Marker Number199
Placed ByNevada State Park System and the Dayton Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 276358 N 4346473
Decimal Degrees39.23876667, -119.59126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 14.326', W 119° 35.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 14' 19.56" N, 119° 35' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225 Pike St, Dayton NV 89403, US
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