Central Lonsdale

The Lady

Artist: Myfanwy MacLeod
13th & Lonsdale

In the March 1, 1862 edition of the British Colonist newspaper a notice appeared advertizing the sale of twenty-five camels at low price to use as pack animals on the Gold Rush routes. In a "truth-is-stranger-than-fiction" development to the story, the camels proved completely unsuitable and were put out to pasture where some managed to escape into the wilds of British Columbia. The last sighting of a feral camel in the province was recorded in the 1930's.

This is a monument to "The Lady", the last known surviving captive camel who died in 1896.

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