This cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places
Hi Jolly was one of the first camel drivers hired by the U S Army in 1856.
After the program was abandoned all the camels were set free in the desert and Hi Jolly chose to remain in what is now Quartzsite Arizona.Hi Jolly died in Quartzsite December 1902. The local people had become quite fond of Hi Jolly and when he died they erected a tomb of quartz and petrified wood in shape of a pyramid.
In 1935 the Arizona Highway Department added the plaque to the front of the pyramid and erected the camel on top.
The sign reads as follows
The last camp
Born somewhere in Syria
Died at Quartzsite
December 16, 1902
Came to this country
February 10, 1856
Scout- over thirty years
a faithful aid to the
Arizona Highway Department
Another sign gives more information about Hi Jolly and his camels
Here is a slide show of the pictures we took at the Hi Jolly