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Oatman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Oatman

Gold Mining Town

 
 
Gold Mining Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 18, 2010
1. Gold Mining Town Marker
Inscription. Named for a migrating pioneer family attacked and killed by Indians near Gila Bend, Arizona, in 1851.

Some fifty mines operated in the Oatman area. From its beginning in 1904 and through 1931, the Oatman district produced $36,000,000 in ore.

Population of Oatman at its peak was estimated to be more than 10,000.
 
Erected 1976 by Oatman Committee for the Bicentennial Year of the United States of America.
 
Location. 35° 1.546′ N, 114° 22.982′ W. Marker is in Oatman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is at the intersection of Oatman-Topock Highway and Rock Hound Road, on the left when traveling north on Oatman-Topock Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oatman AZ 86433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oatman Arizona and its Burros (here, next to this marker); Oatman Drug and Health Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Durlin Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Oatman, Arizona (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Road Mine (approx. 1.4
Gold Mining Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 18, 2010
2. Gold Mining Town Marker
This marker is on the left side of rock wall.
miles away); Commercial Steamship Transportation and Bullhead Community Park (approx. 13.2 miles away); Hardyville Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 13.3 miles away); Camels and Commerce (approx. 14.2 miles away in Nevada). Click for a list of all markers in Oatman.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Article - The Oatman Family and Events of Their Trek West. (Submitted on April 5, 2010.)
 
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Oatman 1964 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
3. Oatman 1964
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum - Bullhead City, Az.
Oatman circa 1920s image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
4. Oatman circa 1920s
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum - Bullhead City, Az.
Oatman area Mining Claims image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
5. Oatman area Mining Claims
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum - Bullhead City, Az.
 
 
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