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

Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2013
1. Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop Marker
Inscription. The Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop was been known as the ghost town of Goldfield since 1947. When George (Red) Monagan reopened Goldfield by reestablishing the name and town with the Bluefield Mine Pop Stand. Red gave life to Goldfield in 1947 making the Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop a historical marker to Goldfield. The gift shop, pop stand, and Ruiz Marina is built on the original site of Goldfield.
(These are historical facts.)
 
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 when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5405 North Apache Trail, Apache Junction AZ 85119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ghost Town of Goldfield (here, next to this marker); Goldfield Mining District (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); Jacob Von Walzer (approx.
Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2013
2. Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop Marker
The marker is visible to the right of the entrance door.
4.6 miles away); Canyon Lake (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Dutchman’s Inn (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dons's Camp (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Apache Junction.
 
Also see . . .  Tom Kollenborn Chronicles. His personal blog gives a history of the Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop and a biography of its owners. (Submitted on March 15, 2016.) 
 
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The Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2013
3. The Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2016, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2016, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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