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Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The First and Only “Camel Brigade” of the United States Army

 
 
The first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
1. The first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army Marker
The various camel markers along the sidewalk provide a variety of historical perspectives on the Army's camel experiment.
Inscription. The first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army commanded by Lt. Edward E. Beale 1857-1864. San Antonio, Texas to Fort Tejon, California.
 
Erected 1957 by E Clampus Vitus Platrix Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 52.472′ N, 118° 53.568′ W. Marker is in Lebec, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Lebec Road (Interstate 5), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Southwest end of parking lot, Fort Tejon State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale (here, next to this marker); Camel Trail Terminus (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebeck (a few steps from this marker); The Camels of Fort Tejon (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lebec (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Tejon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebec.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of
The first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
2. The first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army
Marker could be seen in the distance if there were no cars in the way and one had a high oblique angle for viewing this flat marker.
several noting Lieutenant Edward Beale, his Great Western Military Camel Experiment, and Peter Lebeck, a pioneer of whom only conjecture can speak.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The historic marker track of camels and their Beale across the American west.
 
Also see . . .
1. Texas Camel Corps Reenactors Web Page. If you ever want to do more with camels than see a Texas reenactment, it looks like this outfit can fulfill your camel-related needs. (Submitted on September 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

2. Texas Camel Corps Camel Treks, True West Magazine. A contemporary article on the Texas Camel Corps (Submitted on April 24, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
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Near the first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, June 18, 2010
3. Near the first and only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army Marker
From the Fort Tejon State Historic Society marker in the foreground, stretch at least five more historic markers regarding E.F. Beale, Beale's (U.S. Army) camel adventure, and Peter Lebeck. The Fort Tejon area is a beautiful example of a mid-elevation streamside (riparian) area that recovered from decades of hammering (Unimaginable in the 21st century.) by cattle, horses, sheep, and....camels. The giant valley oaks on the premises are beautiful trees, centuries old.
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale 21st Century Texas Camel Corps image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, March 31, 2011
4. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale 21st Century Texas Camel Corps
The Texas Camel Corps pays a visit to Merkel Elementary School during the Texas Independence Day #175 celebration.
Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale's 21st Century Texas Camel Corps image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, March 31, 2011
5. Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale's 21st Century Texas Camel Corps
Doug Baum, Valley Mills Texas, a member, in fact the only member of the Texas Camel Corps reenactors effectively teaching first graders at Texas Independence year 175 observance, Merkle, Texas.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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