Oatman (HM25WJ)

Location: Oatman, AZ 86433 Mohave County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 1.565', W 114° 22.967'

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—“The Ghost Town that refuses to die!” —

World War I was funded partially by the gold out of these mountains in 1912. Oatman boomed from 1910 to the 1920's. Upwards to 8,000 people lived here. Gold mines were closed about 1942. Mine's were needed to mine copper for World War II. Blue Ridge camp was renamed "Oatman" in 1909. The 2,400 mile route 66 winds from Chicago to Los Angeles. 1990 "Gold Road Mine" reopened. Gold prices went in down in 1999, mine closed. 2010 reopened again.

We burro's can smell water 20 miles away. We carry our babies for 11 months. We first came to Oatman with early day prospectors hauling rock and ore inside the mines. Outside the mines we hauled water and supplies. As the mines closed we were released into the hills of Oatman. Our average life span is 30 to 35 years.
HM NumberHM25WJ
Placed ByOatman
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Date Added Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 738778 N 3879066
Decimal Degrees35.02608333, -114.38278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.565', W 114° 22.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 33.9" N, 114° 22' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)928
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 S Oatman Hwy, Oatman AZ 86433, US
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