National Geographic : 1951 May
093 itaymona iloulin Imagine Camels Walking Beneath These Forest Lords! They Did in 1861 In 1852 A. T . Dowd was pursuing a bear when he came upon North Calaveras Grove. Awestruck, he hurried to camp to tell what he had seen, but his friends scoffed. Later Dowd inveigled them into the grove on the pretext of retrieving a grizzly he had shot. Confronted with the Big Trees, the doubters believed. After the Mexican War camels were imported for western transport. A Bavarian artist sketched a caravan of nine passing through the North Grove (page 679). Symmetrical trees in the left center are called the Three Graces.