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Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
October 17, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   

A Harpers Weekly illustration from the 1850s shows a camel pack train in the American Southwest

On March 15, 1865, the Denver ‘Rocky Mountain News’ reported: “The Camels are coming. The Overland Camel Company, it is announced, is rapidly completing its preparations for business. They propose carrying the great Overland mails and also the local mails on side roads. Omaha is named as the starting point on the Missouri and Sacramento as the Pacific terminal…”

Nearly thirty years before this Denver, Colorado news item appeared it...

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