—“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.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 4:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 738778 N 3879066|
|Decimal Degrees||35.02608333, -114.38278333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 1.565', W 114° 22.967'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 1' 33.9" N, 114° 22' 58.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 125 S Oatman Hwy, Oatman AZ 86433, US|
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