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The Camel Drivers

June 14, 1992

I am doing research for a book about "Greek George" Caralambo (naturalized as George Allen in 1867) and Hadji Ali ("Hi Jolly" or Philip Tetro), two camel drivers with the United States Camel Corps from 1856 to 1863.

I am interested in hearing from anyone who has any hard-to-find information on either of the two men. I would be especially interested in hearing from their descendants or descendants of people who had met either of the men.

Greek George, who was involved in the capture of Tiburcio Vasquez in 1874, reportedly owned land where the Hollywood Bowl is today. Hi Jolly became an army scout, bounty hunter and prospector.

STEVEN DEAN PASTIS, 2639 N. Grand Ave, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92701. (714) 550-9933

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