This presentation will explore the US Army’s experiment with using camel from the Middle East to make it more mobile in the newly acquired Southwest. In order to teach the soldiers about camels, a local from the Middle East, who was called Hi Jolly, was shipped over with the camels. Even though Secretary of War Jefferson Davis desperately wanted the Camel Corps to be successful, the experiment was a failure. Find out what happened to the camels and their minder, Hi Jolly, with the conclusion of this experiment.
Casey has been an educator for 15 years and a writer for much longer. He has presented previously for Arizona Humanities, as well as for regional, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics. A storyteller at heart, Casey enjoys sharing with an audience.