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Apache Junction in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ghost Town of Goldfield

Historical Marker Since 1947

 
 
Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2013
1. Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker
Inscription. During its heyday from 1893 to 1898 when $1,000,000 in gold was mined from this area about 300 people dwelt here with majestic Superstition Mtn. in the background. 300 ft. south of this sign is the old Bluebird Mine found in the gold rush of 1893. A dozen gold mines in the area have produced very rich gold and silver ore. Main Street paralleled the present Apache Trail and was lined with gambling houses, saloons and stores. The old school house stood where the old house is. Sporadic mining operations since 1950 have produced $2,000,000.
Population now 8. Elevation 2025 ft.
 
Location. 33° 27.463′ N, 111° 29.261′ W. Marker is in Apache Junction, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker can be reached from North Apache Trail (Arizona Route 88) north of North Farside Lane, on the right. Click for map. Marker is located at the Bluebird Mine Gift Shop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5405 North Apache Trail, Apache Junction AZ 85119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop (here, next to this marker); Goldfield Mining District (here, next to this marker); Superstition Mountain Historical Society (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2013
2. Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker
Marker is visible behind the tree.
a different marker also named Goldfield Mining District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jacob Von Walzer (approx. 4.6 miles away); Canyon Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Dutchman’s Inn (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dons's Camp (approx. 8.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Apache Junction.
 
Also see . . .  Recreated Goldfield Ghost Town. Nearby is a re-created town for tourists to experience a gold mining western town. Their website gives a detailed history of Goldfield. (Submitted on March 15, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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