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averyfamily3 wrote a review Jun 2020
U S A406 contributions166 helpful votes
I am so glad I made the trip. It's a little off the main street but worth the stop. Next time I will definitely bring my hubby!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Robby G C wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada68,699 contributions1,642 helpful votes
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The Hi Jolly's Tomb is in a cemetery. If you see a pyramid, you have found it. The piramid has native stone marks. The resting place of Hi Jolly, a Creek born in Syria,also known as philip Tedro and Hadji Ali. Hi Jolly was hired in 1857 as a camel herder in the U.S.Army'a short-lived historic camel Corps byLt. Edward F. Beale in his expedition to chart a wagon road accross New Mexico aand Arizona., ending at the Colorado River. In 1861 the Civil War commenced, ending the day of the Camel Corps. Hi Jolly returned to Quartzsite, trying his hand at mining,packing, scouting, delivering the "Jackass Mail", and selling water to travelers. Many people come here to see Hi Jolly's Tomb. P.S. The Quartz-site Cemetery is named in Hi Jolly's honor. Jolly Monument has been placed in the national register of historic places. There were lots of tourists to see it! Worthwhile to see!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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jima800 wrote a review Feb 2020
343 contributions105 helpful votes
We took two first time visitors from Canada to the Hi Jolly’s tomb. Wow we’re they amazed at the fascinating tale and with my extra narration they were still looking for those Ghostly Carmel's for the rest of our stay in the Arizona desert!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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MarilynB1313 wrote a review Feb 2020
Gustavus, Alaska66 contributions3 helpful votes
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I visited the Quartzsite Museum and had done some online research before visiting “Hi Jolly’s Last Camp” on our way out of town. The camel experiment was very interesting and it seems that he was a beloved member of this desert community despite religious differences—sad that isn’t always still the case. The tomb that the townsfolk built for him in the pioneer cemetery named for him was truly a beautiful tribute.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JVSibley wrote a review Feb 2020
Lake Jackson, Texas139 contributions23 helpful votes
Interesting military history & how the army tried camels for desert transportation and the camel handler who came to the US with them. If you are a geogcacher, there is a virtual cache here.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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