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

Oatman, Arizona

Elevation 2700 Feet

 
 
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
1. Oatman, Arizona Marker
Inscription. Oatman was founded about 1908. By 1931, the area's mines had produced over 1.8 million ounces of gold. By the mid 1930's, the boom was over and in 1942 the last remaining mines were closed as nonessential to the war effort.

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.
 
Location. 35° 1.537′ N, 114° 22.984′ W. Marker is in Oatman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on Main St, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the east wall of the Main St.Emporium next to the buildings airconditioner. This is one of 2 duplicate markers located North and South of town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Main St, Oatman AZ 86433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
2. Oatman, Arizona Marker
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.
 
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Oatman, Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
3. Oatman, Arizona Marker
Located on just the other side of the airconditioner.
Oatman, Arizona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
4. Oatman, Arizona Marker
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By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
5. Oatman, Arizona Marker
Oatman, Arizona Burro image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 3, 2018
6. Oatman, Arizona Burro
Where's the food?
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. 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.
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