Camels to California.

FOWLER, Harlan D.

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94 pp. 8vo, publisher's cloth in dust jacket. First edition. Very good or better with some slight wrinkling to a few pages and some light evidence of damp to tha back board, in a nice jacket with some light browning to the top few inches, and two spots of damping to rear panel. Still an attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Camels to California.
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: 1950

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Book Description Stanford University Press, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable. Stanford University Press [Published date: 1950]. Hard cover, 93 pp. No other or subsequent printings listed. Hardcover book in good condition with a dust jacket in acceptable to poor condition. Tan cloth covered boards with brown illustration of a camel and lettering on the front and brown lettering on spine. Light scuffing and spotting along edges of covers. Binding tight. Pages lightly aged but otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has only 4" of paper remaining on spine. Front flap is almost separated with 1" still attached. Several other major chips and tears along edges, insect damage and moderate overall rubbing to jacket as well. NOT price clipped ($3.50). Now in an archival Brodart cover. NOT Ex-library. Includes several nice illustrations. This is the seventh book in the Stanford Transportation Series. [From front jacket flap] By HARLAN D. FOWLERGround desert campfires from Texas toCalifornia one hears of the phantom camels. Sometimes the camel is a great red one with a leather army saddle; sometimes it is ghostly and white, moving across the sands into the distance. It may carry a ghostly rider?perhaps a skeleton lashed to its back. Or it may be young and frisky, a hint that somewhere in the hills a herd breeds and multiplies. Fanciful as these American camels may seem, the stories of their shadowy forms drifting through the deserts ring with more than a little truth. Following the war with Mexico, the United States considered the use of camels to solve the difficult problems of transportation in the arid Southwest. A Navy ship was modified for carrying the heavy beasts and a commission was sent abroad to purchase camels at various Levantine ports. By 1857 two shiploads had been landed in Texas, and in the subsequent years both Arabian and Bactrian camels were used extensivelyfor the carrying of supplies and express and the pioneering of new routes between Texas and California.But with the advancing times the camels' usefulness came to an end and some were auctioned to circuses. Others were abandoned to fend for themselves on the broad deserts of the Southwest.In CAMELS TO CALIFORNIA Harlan D. Fowler brings the complete story to publication for the first time. Quoting from historical documents and drawing on his personal exploration of the Army camps and overland trails, he traces this experiment in transportation from its inception in the mind of Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War, through the procuring and transporting of the beasts, and on to the myths that have grown to the stature of folklore. The camel episode thus becomes one of the most fascinatingChapters in Western history. Seller Inventory # 20150808001

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