Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Vintage postcard of Abdul the camel in Tuxedo, New York

This post is a gift for my daughter, Sarah, because we want to let you know that today is more than just Christmas...

(That's what you get when Christmas is on a Wednesday, folks.)

This is a Dexter Press postcard from 1971. The caption on the front states: "'Abdul' the Camel and young friend."

According to the back of the card, "Abdul" offered gentle rides for young visitors to Sterling Forest, which is located on Route 210 near the town of Tuxedo, New York.

Since 1978, the same area has been host to the New York Renaissance Faire, which features its own camels.

But I can't find any mention of what became of Abdul. It's possible that he's still around, as a dromedary can live up to 50 years in captivity. But I don't know.

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