Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The First and Only “Camel Brigade” of the United States Army
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. Touch 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); Fort Tejon (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Lebec (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Pedro Fages (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebec.
More about this marker.
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.)
Categories. • Animals • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,570 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.