Tortilla Flats in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Dutchman’s Inn
Here, Jacob Waltz (The Old Dutchman) Arizona’s most celebrated scoundrel, laid the cornerstone for this here eatery. Waltz was a notorious liar, drunkard and general miscreant who avoided gainful employment with singular dedication. It took a lot of looking, walking & digging to find that rich Peralta gold mine among 125,000 acres of Superstition Mountains and even more killing of hombres who attempted to follow him back to his rich mine. Now all that walking, digging and killing gave Waltz a real appetite. Let it be known that ol’ Jacob cont.
had a reputation for appreciating the culinary niceties of life. His love of life, a young Phoenix widow who ran a small confection shop and restaurant, testified that the only thing the old Dutchman liked more than sin was a good meal. Unhappy with local dining rooms, he built his own! Pardners, you’re looking at the result ---
Ol’ Jacob even made sure spirits were included since he could not resist a nip or two occasionally. Altho he covered up the mine entrance before he died, he left us a legacy – a legend and
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 33° 31.572′ N, 111° 23.412′ W. Marker is in Tortilla Flats, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Apache Trail (Arizona Route 88), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street (Apache Trail), Tortilla Flat AZ 85190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canyon Lake (approx. 3½ miles away); Goldfield Mining District (approx. 7.4 miles away); Ghost Town of Goldfield (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop (approx. 7.4 miles away); Superstition Mountain Historical Society (approx. 8½ miles away); a different marker also named Goldfield Mining District (approx. 8½ miles away); Apache Lake (approx. 9 miles away); Dons's Camp (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2016, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2016, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.