Elevation 2700 Feet
Burros first came to Oatman with early day prospectors. The animals were also used inside the mines for hauling rock and ore outside the mines. Burros were used for hauling water and supplies. As the mines closed and people moved away, the burros were released into the surrounding hills.
The burros you meet today in Oatman, while descendents of domestic work animals, are themselves wild - - they will bite and kick. Please keep a safe distance from them. Wild burros are protected by Federal Law from capture, injury, or harassment. Help protect these living symbols of the Old West.
Erected by Oatman.
Location. 35° 1.537′ N, 114° 22.984′ W. Marker is in Oatman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on Main St, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the east wall of the Main St.Emporium next to the buildings airconditioner. This is one of 2 duplicate markers located North and South of town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Main St, Oatman AZ 86433, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.