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(NH) Alton’s Famous Camel, ‘Roger’, Is Now At ‘Charmingfare Farm’, Candia (NH).

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The comment posted on this blog, earlier today.

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Well, now we know.

Thank YOU, to the ‘Family Steele‘.

That ‘Roger‘ is doing well is great news.

I will no longer, instinctively, slow down as I go by the farm in the hope of seeing ‘Roger’.

I have never been to ‘Charmingfare Farm‘. I now will have to, just to see ol’ ‘Roger’.

Well, not much more to add, so I will just say: “Roger & out“.


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The Famed Alton (NH) Snow Camel, ‘Roger’, May Already Be History!

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As I told you 3-days ago, Roger’s farm is for sale & I could not see any signs of Roger when I did some scouting from the road. I also recalled that I had not seen him in quite a while.

Then, Deanna managed to dig up the listing. It starts by talking of Roger, vis-à-vis Alton, basically in the past tense — viz., “ONCE …”

Very clear that Roger is no longer at the farm. That is pretty clear.

Not sure what the implications are.

What happened to Roger the Camel?


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The Famous Camel In Alton (NH), ‘Roger’, May Be Moving — Farm For Sale.

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Drove by the farm, which is on Route 28, this morning & was very surprised to see the ‘For Sale‘ signs.

Haven’t been by there in over a week. So, not sure when the signs went up. Wow.

No idea why it would be for sale. The ‘young’ couple that owned it seems to have made a real go of it.

I got out to take pictures & maybe see ‘Roger‘. Didn’t see him or the bison. Just a few sheep.

Hhmmmm.

Can’t remember exactly when I last saw ‘Roger’. It was a few months ago. I had forgotten the bison!

Yikes. Is ‘Roger’ still there? We might have to make a movie: “Who Uprooted Roger Camel“.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 21, 2019.

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The Camel In Alton, NH, Joined By Two Bison — Next Door To “Camp David”.

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Alton’s now famous ‘Snow Camel‘, “Roger“, is a rescue camel! He was emancipated from a farm in the Midwest that could no longer take care of him.

He has been in Alton, New Hampshire, on the farm next door to “Camp David“, on Route 28, since June 2015.

The two buffalo, that look young, are new. I first saw them about a month ago. Today was the first time I got stop and take a picture of them. I did not have my Nikon P900 super-zoom. They were a bit far from the road, there was deep snow that prevented me from getting too close and the light was against me. I know the owners and they will let me come and get some better picture.

This is mainly for the record. Yes, we now have bison as well as a camel in Alton. The bison may have something to do with “Camp David” in that the metal gates for the Camp have always featured two bison. Not sure what the story is here. Not sure what transpires at “Camp David”. It seems closed for the Winter.

Anywho … stay tuned.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 28, 2018.

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The Camel In Alton, New Hampshire, Near “Camp David” — The Pictures.

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Original June 9, 2015 post following a query on the Web.

I took these pictures on Sunday, June 14, 2015, around 4pm using my refurbished Canon Rebel T3i with the stock (rather unsatisfactory) Canon EFS 18 -55 mm lens it came with. I wish I had the Canon EFS 55 – 250 mm zoom that Deanna had got me for Christmas 2014. That would have given me some great pictures. I had not been planning to take any pictures of the camel. This was serendipitous. Deanna remembered my post and said “see if the camel is there”. It was and I did not have the zoom. This was on the way back from us going swimming in Lake Winnipesaukee. I had taken the 18 – 55mm on purpose. I only planned to take ‘swim’ pictures and the zoom is too narrow. Yes, I should have taken the camera bag. This will be a lesson. Or I can somehow raise the money to get the new Sony RX10 II that I am pinning over. That would have covered both my needs with one lens — though alas the 200mm lens on it might prove to be limiting in the long run.

Anywho. The Camel. It doesn’t appear to be on “Camp David” — on Route 28. It was in a pen NEXT DOOR. That is also a farm of sorts. They grow and sell flowers and vegetables — and sometimes litters of puppies. I have seen a Harrier there (like Braxton). It is a very attractive property. The camel was at the back of a barn on that property — or that is what it seemed. “Camp David”, which has two large structures, shown in the two bottom pictures (above), had some cattle (also shown).

I will try to do better the next time. Promise.


Yes, There Is Indeed A Camel, At “Camp David”, In Alton, New Hampshire.

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Yes, I have seen it, briefly. I meant to stop and take a picture but that never worked out. Deanna has seen it too. I can’t be 100% sure whether it is a Dromedary (one-hump) or a Bactrian (two-hump). I was driving when I saw it. There might have been a Llama or something else with it.

Why am I talking about a camel in Alton, N.H.? It is, even for idiosyncratic Alton, a bit unusual to have an animal associated with hot, dry, waterless deserts in 10′ of snow Alton. But, the reason I am talking about it was that somebody was SEARCHING for it on the Web, and this blog tends to popup on Search Engines anytime “Alton, NH” is mentioned — as it should.

The Camel is at “Camp David” on Route 28, outside of Alton (towards the Barnstead side) — and maybe a mile or so from the turning to ‘Prospect Mountain High School‘ (PMHS).

“Camp David” is a kind of enigma as this post highlights. The amount of work that was done on it has abated.

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But other than some unexpected animals — including cows — you don’t see much.

Yes, I do know a LITTLE about it. It is the work of an ex-Alton selectman — whose first name might have been “David“.

I also think it is meant to have a Biblical David association. The ‘camp’, I was initially led to believe, was going to ‘religious’ — and that is par for the course for this area in that we have LOTS of religious camps in the Lakes Region. So “Camp David”. Makes sense — plus the owner is a David …

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Borrowed with THANKS from Panoramio — photo belonging to JBTHEMILKER. Here is the link to the original. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/60430959

The Bison theme, on the sign (up top) and on the gate, amuse and intrigue me. I would like to see Bison there. I am very partial to Bison meat. But Camels and Bisons are incongruous. I don’t think Bisons figure in the normal Bible (though I have to guess them must make an appearance in the “Book of Mormon” — which I have yet to look at).

I will, now there is an interest, stop and get some pictures. Deanna has lost the ‘fancy’ (and kind of expensive) Olympus ‘point-and-shoot’ I got her before we went to Arizona. That means I have to use my Canon T3i to get decent pictures. But stay tuned for the Camel in Alton, New Hampshire.