Quartzsite in La Paz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Last Camp of Hi Jolly
Camel Driver, Packer, Scout
Born somewhere in Syria
Died at Quartzsite
December 16, 1902
Came to this country
February 10, 1856
Camel Driver - Packer
Scout - Over Thirty
Years a faithful aid
to the US Government
Erected 1935 by Arizona Highway Department.
Location. 33° 39.864′ N, 114° 14.202′ W. Marker is in Quartzsite, Arizona, in La Paz County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Street (Business U.S. 10) 0.1 miles north of West Main Street (U.S. 95) when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quartzsite AZ 85346, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hi Jolly (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyson's Well (approx. one mile away); Oasis Hotel Site (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Tyson's Well (approx. one mile away); Quinn Pass (approx. 13.3 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A series of markers related to the Army's camel experiment
Also see . . .
1. Hi Jolly and the US Camel Corps. Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, for whom Beale’s Cut in Newhall would later be named, led the U.S. Camel Corps on an expedition from Arizona to California in 1857. After the U.S. Army abandoned the short-lived experiment, Beale, who attained the rank of General, used some of the camels as pack animals to carry supplies from Los Angeles to his base at Fort Tejon — passing through the Santa Clarita Valley and, presumably, Beale's Cut, along the way.
2. The Great Southwestern Desert Camel Experiment. It was during the 19th century that the camel, of all creatures, became a part of the fabled story of the deserts of the Southwest. The animal’s history in the United States, however, began far earlier, in 1701, when a wealthy sea captain named Crowninshield brought a male and female to Salem, Massachusetts, where he exhibited them as curiosities. A few other camels were imported for exhibition over the next century and a half.
3. Hi Jolly - Wikipedia. This Wikipedia article reports the history of Hi Jolly as well as displaying photos of the site and Hi Jolly.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2009, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,454 times since then. Last updated on June 23, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 12, 2009, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 6, 7. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.