Fort Worth Westerners

Corral, Westerners International

The Corral meets the third Tuesday each month at 7 PM online via Zoom for a one-hour history presentation.

Topics include local, Texas, and Western history.
Speakers are members, local historians, and university professors.
Visitors are welcome.
If you would like to visit and need the Zoom login information, please use the contact form to request it.

Corral annual membership dues of $20/single and $30/couple are based on the calendar year and include the annual dues payable to our parent organization, Westerners International. Pay your dues online or by mailing us a check. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Fort Worth Westerners Corral was founded in 1965 and is the oldest of the eight active Corrals in Texas. Like the Westerners International organization, membership is open to anyone interested in Western history.

Bob Saul
Fort Worth Westerners' Sheriff
(does what a president does)

Phillip Williams
Fort Worth Westerners' Representative
(works as the representative for contacts with other Corrals, Posses, and the Home Ranch.)

Richard Robinson
Fort Worth Westerners' Keeper of the Chips
(does what a treasurer does)

May 18, 2021
Doug Baum

May 18, 2021: Doug Baum, The US Army Camel Experiment

The US Army Camel Experiment

The US Army Camel Experiment is an award-winning mini-documentary that has been shown at international conferences in the UK and Kazakhstan, has over 22,000 views on YouTube, and is shown at historical sites across Texas and the Southwest. Director Doug Baum made the film in 2012 with footage shot on a 2009, 150th-anniversary reenactment of the 1859 Echols Expedition in West Texas. The film contextualizes the 19th-century US military experiment and answers the question, "What ever became of the camels?" After showing his film, Baum will be discussing in greater detail this quirky bit of history and taking questions.

Meet Doug Baum

Doug Baum has been the owner of Texas Camel Corps since 1997. Texas Camel Corps was named for and predicated on the 19th century use of camels as military pack animals in the desert Southwest. Today's business activities include public education programs about this quirky bit of history with an annual calendar of events that includes clients such as the Texas Historical Commission, US National Park Service, schools, libraries, museums, and historical sites across Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mississippi. In addition, Baum is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and also leads international tours in Egypt, Jordan, India, Morocco, and Kenya. Most recently he has been hired as a tourism consultant by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.