The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 33
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Importation of Camels by the United States Government 33
Zoiilogique d'Acclimitation de Paris for his services in the intro-
duction and acclimatization of camels into the United States."44
In the fall of 1857, Secretary Floyd, anxious to carry on the
camel experiment, commissioned Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald
Beale to make a wagon road survey from Fort Defiance, New
Mexico, to California, and a part of the camel herd at Camp Verde
was put at his disposal for experimental purposes to see how they
would do on a long trip. But that is another story and will be told
in a later paper.
The camels remaining at Camp Verde were sold at auction after
the close of the Civil War, and the experiment was at an end.
"C. C. Carroll, The government's importation of camels, 404.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930, periodical, 1930; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101090/m1/41/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.