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Campground there... when we return we plan to boondock

Hi Jolly monument

Cemetery where Hi Jolly is buried

the long story of Hi Jolly

On the road to California we decided to check out the "famous town" of Quartzsite. Every January there is a big RV confab here. We are thinking of attending. About the only thing really interesting there was the story of the arab, Hadj Ali. He was trying to convince the 1850s army that camels were a good bet for the southwestern deserts. Did not work out, but he became a legendary figure even though the locals could not pronounce his name. He became known as Hi Jolly.

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