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Lieutenant Edward Beal and his corps of US Army Engineers was given the task of creating a trail from San Antonio, Texas across the Texas Panhandle, then across the New Mexico and Arizona Territories to Los Angeles, California in 1856.
He used the most practical method at that time to haul the food, equipment and supplies, which was the use of mules. On his second trip he decided to try using camels as beast of burden instead of mules. For several main reasons, first they are as sure footed as a mule but a camel can pack over 900 pounds of freight and equipment and a mule can only pack about 200 pounds. It was more economical because the camel could go longer without water and required very little food to survive.
In this story I will explain why the camel would have been so effective in our country as well as explaining how the camel lives and survives as well as why it would have been so successful if it had been really introduced to the Southwest Deserts.
Zeke Crandall Author & Historian
Release date of this digital book- Fall 2013