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February 2019

Hi Jolly and Mystery of the US Army Camel Corps (Winslow)

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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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,…

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