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: Military • Notable Buildings • Notable Events.
Location. 38° 3.187′ N, 122° 8.056′ W. Marker is in Benicia, California, in Solano County. Marker can 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 is 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 marker, 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 Memorial Site 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 El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Benicia Historical Museum Camel Barns Site. (Submitted on February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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
Source: Historic Benicia Walking Tour Brochure
— Submitted February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 5,805 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.