Fort Tejon Camel Trail Terminus - Lebec, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 34° 52.465 W 118° 53.565
11S E 327009 N 3860749
Quick Description: One of two state markers located in the parking lot of Fort Tejon State Historical Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2016 3:16:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMTA1W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Jefferson Davis, "father of national highways" as secretary of war 1853-57 sponsored the importation of 77 camels for transporting military supplied to the west coast. The camel trail survey ran from San Antonio, Texas to Fort Tejon which marks the western terminus part of Jefferson Davis Highway.

The army camel corps arrived at this fort in November 1857, with Lt. Edward F. Beale in command."
Group that erected the marker: California Historical Landmarks

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Lebec, CA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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