Camels and Commerce
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 35° 09.715 W 114° 34.298
11S E 721177 N 3893699
Quick Description: Located in front of a small restaurant/casino in Laughlin.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2011 9:40:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMBF53
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
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 Fransisco, 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 buisness 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.

Dedicated this 10th day of October, 2010
by the Queho Posse #1919 and Billy Holcomb #1069 Chapters E Clampus Vitus

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