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Oatman, Arizona

March 2018

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Current Population: 128. Peak Population: 3,500. Elevation: 2,700 Feet. Primary Mineral: Gold

Oatman was founded about 1906. 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 supplied. As the mines closed and people moved away, the burros were released into the surrounding hills.

The burros you meet today in Oatman, while descendants 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.

Oatman, Arizona is known for the wild burrows that wander through town. Tourists from all over the world have hand fed the wild burrows that wander through Oatman.

More information at: http://OatmanGoldRoad.org/

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We have been to Oatman, Arizona twice thanks to friends giving us a ride.
Link to pictures of our trip during December 2018

 

On May 1st, 2017 We were heading North on Arizona Route #95.

Oatman, Arizona is about 30 miles off Arizona Route #95.

A thinly paved two lane road winds through 30 miles of Desert.

It was 107 Degrees that day.

Got within 6 or 7 miles and turned around when we spotted a sign:

Steep Inclines

Dangerous Mountain Curves

It was 107 Degrees!!!

We Turned Around!!!

Did get pictures of the trip:

 

 

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