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Beale Wagon Road

Seligman, Arizona

From 1857 to 1860 Lt. Edweard F. Beale and a
crew of 100 men built the first Federal
Highway in the southwest. The 1857 Beale
Expedition used 22 camels and dromedaries
for pack animals. This road went from Fort
Smith, Arkansas to Los Angeles, California
at a cost of $210,000. The Beale Wagon Road
was used by military troops and emigrants
en route to California. Herds of cattle and
sheep were driven over this route until 1883.

Information compiled by
Jack Beale Smith
Dedicated October 23, 1993
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