GRAVE OF GEORGE CARALAMBO (GREEK GEORGE)


This is the grave of ‘Greek George,’ a camel driver from Asia Minor who came to the United States with the second load of camels purchased by the War Department as an experiment to open a wagon road to Fort Tejón from Fort Defiance, New Mexico. Because of the Civil War, the experiment was abandoned. ‘Greek George’ became a naturalized citizen in 1867 under the name of George Allen. He built an adobe home on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (646)
Visited: 08/23/2015
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