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Laughlin in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Camels and Commerce

 
 
Camels and Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 26, 2011
1. Camels and Commerce Marker
Inscription. After the United States government's successful experiment with camels in the west in 1857, entrepreneurs saw possibilities in the ungainly beasts for carrying supplies. In addition to the government's camels, which were sold off by 1864, two private shipments were brought in to Texas, and three into San Francisco, with over 200 eventually imported. Companies were formed to utilize camels from British Columbia to Mexico. In Nevada, civilian use of camels included transporting salt and lumber to the Comstock, and later running caravans through southern Nevada to Arizona. When business slowed, the camels were let loose in the desert where they flourished, until some local tribes and settlers discovered their meat was good to eat. Though still seen as late as the early twentieth century, camels eventually disappeared from the desert southwest, but their memory lived on in tales told around the campfire.
 
Erected 2010 by Queho Posse #1919 and Billy Holcomb #1069 Chapters E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 140.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 9.716′ N, 114° 34.312′ W. Marker is in Laughlin, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached
Camels and Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 26, 2011
2. Camels and Commerce Marker
from South Casino Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Regency Casino. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1950 South Casino Drive, Laughlin NV 89029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado (approx. 0.3 miles away); Donald (Don) J. Laughlin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Avenue of Flags (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Fort Mohave (approx. 1.1 miles away in Arizona); Commercial Steamship Transportation and Bullhead Community Park (approx. 1.5 miles away in Arizona); Hardyville Site (approx. 3 miles away in Arizona); Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away in Arizona); Arizona Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away in Arizona). Click for a list of all markers in Laughlin.
 
Categories. AnimalsIndustry & Commerce
 
Regency Casino image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 26, 2011
3. Regency Casino
Camels and Commerce Marker is to the right of the entrance.
Regency Casino entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 27, 2011
4. Regency Casino entrance
View east from South Casino Drive.
Dedication Patch image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 10, 2010
5. Dedication Patch
Camels of the West - E Clampus Vitus
Queho Posse Chapter No. 1919 - Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069
Fall River Rendevouz 6015
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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