Benicia in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Built in 1853 and 1854 Cost $10,000 and $12,000
Erected by Benicia Historical Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Military.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 3.187′ N, 122° 8.056′ W. Marker was in Benicia, California, in Solano County. Marker could be reached from Park Road. From the Benicia Arsenal Site take Park Road up the hill and follow the signs to the Camel Barns. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Benicia CA 94510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Commandant's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Quandt Lane (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1849 - Benicia Arsenal – 1964 (approx. half a mile away); Clock Tower (approx. half a mile away); World War I MemorialSite of Benicia Seminary (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1854 – Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church – 1954 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benicia.
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the front wall of the Captain Charles P. Stone Hall
Regarding Camel Barns. The Benicia Camel Barns are now the site of the Benicia Historical Museum.
See "Nearby Marker" 1849-Benicia Arsenal-1964 for Additional Information
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A series of markers documenting the Army's Great Western Camel Experiment.
Also see . . .
1. The Benicia Historical Museum – History of Benicia Arsenal. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. The Benicia Historical Museum Camel Barns Site. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
1. Camel Barns 1853 – 1854
The curious name for these sizable sandstone warehouses has an even more unbelievable origin. Camels were imported by the Army in 1856-57 to transport military supplies and materials
Source: Historic Benicia Walking Tour Brochure
— Submitted February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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