The Camels are Coming!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The Camels are Coming!

Thanks to the generosity of the Petrified Forest National Park, Doug Baum will bring his Texas Camel Corps to the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street, on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 11 am to 4 pm. Special demonstrations will take place at 11 am,  12:30 pm, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm, when attendees can interact with live camels and find out about their history in the area along the Beale Wagon Road.

In 1857, Lt. Edward F. Beale established the Beale Wagon Road, a popular pioneer trail during the 1860s and 1870s that passed through the future townsite of Winslow. Beale famously used camels during his expeditions in the semiarid West. The animals ate desert grasses and were faster and stronger than horses, but the experiment did not result in their permanent use.

Call 928-524-6228 x276 to find out about available grants for transportation to and from Winslow schools. Program partners also include the Winslow Chamber of Commerce, the City of Winslow, and the Old Trails Museum. We hope to see you there!