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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 35° 1.537′ N, 114° 22.984′ W. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Oatman (a few steps from this marker); Oatman Arizona and its Burros (a few steps from this marker); Oatman Drug and Health Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Arizona Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oatman (within shouting distance of this marker); Durlin Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Oatman, Arizona (about 600 feet away); Gold Road Mine (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oatman.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 19 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.