SYMHC Classics: The Red Ghost of Arizona and the U.S. Camel Corps


Gwinn Heap's illustration for secretary of war Jefferson Davis' report to the U.S. Congress in 1857. Public domain

We're revisiting the story of a a mysterious beast that trampled a woman in Arizona in 1883. First described as a demon, the creature turned out to be a camel. But what was it doing in the American Southwest in the first place?

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-red-ghost-of-arizona-and-the-u-s-camel-corps.htm

The show notes from the original episode are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-the-red-ghost-and-the-camel-corps.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics