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

Oatman

Arizona Territory

 

“The Ghost Town that refuses to die!”

 
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
1. Oatman Marker
Inscription. World War I was funded partially by the gold out of these mountains in 1912. Oatman boomed from 1910 to the 1920's. Upwards to 8,000 people lived here. Gold mines were closed about 1942. Mines were needed to mine copper for World War II. Blue Ridge Camp was renamed "Oatman" in 1909. The 2,400 mile Route 66 winds from Chicago to Los Angeles. 1990 "Gold Road Mine" reopened. Gold prices went in down in 1999, mine closed. 2010 reopened again.

We burros can smell water 20 miles away. We carry our babies for 11 months. We first came to Oatman with early day prospectors hauling rock and ore inside the mines. Outside the mines we hauled water and supplies. As the mines closed we were released into the hills of Oatman. Our average life span is 30 to 35 years.
 
Erected by Oatman.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 1.565′ N, 114° 22.967′ W. Marker is in Oatman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located behind the Gold Mine Inc. Building up a dirt path. It is attached to once was the Arizona Hotel old concrete wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Main Street, Oatman AZ 86433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
2. Oatman Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arizona Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Oatman Drug and Health Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Oatman Arizona and its Burros (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oatman (within shouting distance of this marker); Oatman, Arizona (within shouting distance of this marker); Durlin Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oatman, Arizona (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Road Mine (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oatman.
 
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Oatman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
3. Oatman Marker
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
4. Oatman Marker
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
5. Oatman Marker
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
6. Oatman Resident
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Last updated on July 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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