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Apache Junction in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ghost Town of Goldfield

Historical Marker Since 1947

 
 
Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2013
1. Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker
Inscription.  During its heyday from 1893 to 1898 when $1,000,000 in gold was mined from this area about 300 people dwelt here with majestic Superstition Mtn. in the background. 300 ft. south of this sign is the old Bluebird Mine found in the gold rush of 1893. A dozen gold mines in the area have produced very rich gold and silver ore. Main Street paralleled the present Apache Trail and was lined with gambling houses, saloons and stores. The old school house stood where the old house is. Sporadic mining operations since 1950 have produced $2,000,000.
Population now 8. Elevation 2025 ft.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 33° 27.463′ N, 111° 29.261′ W. Marker is in Apache Junction, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker can be reached from North Apache Trail (Arizona Route 88) north of North Farside Lane, on the right. Marker is located at the Bluebird Mine Gift Shop. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5405 North Apache Trail, Apache Junction AZ 85119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop (here, next to this marker); Goldfield Mining District
Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2013
2. Ghost Town of Goldfield Marker
Marker is visible behind the tree.
(here, next to this marker); Superstition Mountain Historical Society (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Goldfield Mining District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Apache Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away); Jacob Von Walzer (approx. 4.6 miles away); Canyon Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Dutchman’s Inn (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apache Junction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2016, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2016, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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