Quartzsite in La Paz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Location. 33° 39.846′ N, 114° 14.156′ W. Marker is in Quartzsite, Arizona, in La Paz County. Marker can be reached from Hi Jolly Road ¼ mile north of Quartzsite Boulevard. Touch for map. Hi Jolly Road is at the west end of Quartzsite. Turn right and head north to the Hi Jolly Cemetery. Look for the flagpole. 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. The Last Camp of Hi Jolly (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyson's Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oasis Hotel Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Tyson's Well (approx. one mile away); Quinn Pass (approx. 13.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This sign/marker is adjacent to the Hi Jolly grave.
Regarding Hi Jolly. The more one digs into the Army Camel Experiment, the more fascinating it becomes. The personalities involved, the layers of facts and somewhat facts, the stories of not only the camel drivers, but the camels themselves. It becomes an interesting twist in the histories of the southwest and Mexico, and the beginning of further camel experimentation for commerce. Yiorgos Caralambo and Elias
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Last Camp of Hi Jolly has pictures and more references to the Great Southwest Camel Experiment
Also see . . .
1. An Izmiri Camel Herder in The Wild West. A Turkish point of view and history and yet another spelling for Hi Jolly's name. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. Greek George, Giorgio Caralambos Wiki. This wiki page provides more detail on the camel experiment and the people participating. There is no specific web page, but Elias Calles fathered a president of Mexico and a search on Plutarco Elías Calles brings up Mexican history, shaped by the camels of the southwest. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,514 times since then. Last updated on December 3, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos: 1. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 2. submitted on December 12, 2009, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.