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

Oatman

Gold Mining Town

 
 
Gold Mining Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 18, 2010
1. Gold Mining Town Marker
Inscription.  Named for a migrating pioneer family attacked and killed by Indians near Gila Bend, Arizona, in 1851.

Some fifty mines operated in the Oatman area. From its beginning in 1904 and through 1931, the Oatman district produced $36,000,000 in ore.

Population of Oatman at its peak was estimated to be more than 10,000.
 
Erected 1976 by Oatman Committee for the Bicentennial Year of the United States of America.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 35° 1.546′ N, 114° 22.982′ W. Marker is in Oatman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is at the intersection of Oatman-Topock Highway and Rock Hound Road, on the left when traveling north on Oatman-Topock Highway. 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 walking distance of this marker. Oatman Arizona and its Burros (here, next to this marker); Oatman, Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Gold Mining Ghost Town, Oatman, Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Oatman Drug and Health Club
Gold Mining Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 18, 2010
2. Gold Mining Town Marker
This marker is on the left side of rock wall.
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(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); Olive Ann Oatman Fairchild (within shouting distance of this marker); Durlin Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oatman.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Article - The Oatman Family and Events of Their Trek West. (Submitted on April 5, 2010.)
 
Oatman 1964 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
3. Oatman 1964
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum - Bullhead City, Az.
Oatman circa 1920s image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
4. Oatman circa 1920s
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum - Bullhead City, Az.
Oatman area Mining Claims image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2010
5. Oatman area Mining Claims
Photo on display at the Colorado River Museum - Bullhead City, Az.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022