Oatman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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 Arizona.
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° 1.609′ N, 114° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oatman AZ 86433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durlin Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Oatman (about 500 feet away); Oatman Arizona and its Burros (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Oatman (about 600 feet away); Arizona Hotel (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Oatman, Arizona (about 600 feet away); Oatman Drug and Health Club (about 700 feet away); Gold Road Mine (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oatman.
Also see . . .
1. Desert USA, Oatman, AZ. Oatman was named in honor of Olive Oatman, who was kidnapped as a young girl by Mojave Indians and later rescued .... (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Arizona Legends. The Oatman Hotel is one of the biggest attractions of the small village as the word of its mischievous ghosts has spread far and wide. The first and foremost ghosts are those of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,513 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.