a woman, Olive Oatman, who was captured and later released by the Mohave
Indians, Oatman is still going today. Strike after strike kept Oatman
alive, the biggest seems to be the 1915 strike of $14 million. The
population of Oatman went from a few hundred to over 3500 within a year
which lead to long waits at the restaurants. In 1921, a fire burned much
of Oatman, but the town was rebuilt. Mining was somewhat sporadic
through the next forty years, and Oatman still survives today.
ARIZONA has the longest stretch of
Route 66 still in use today. Cities that line this historic road are as
rich in history and tradition as the road itself.
Keep in mind that Route 66 is more than just another road. It's a time
line in our nation's history.
Route 66 runs right through the
town of Oatman, Arizona old gold mining ghost town. Oatman offers Gift
shops, Restaurants and Bars with live entertainment. The Oatman Ghost
Riders perform old west shootouts daily at 1
pm and 3 pm right in the middle of Route 66. Times and appearances may
vary through the summer months.
The Wild Burros of Oatman, Arizona
are exactly as stated "Wild" and always use caution while dealing with
wild animals. Carrots and Pellets are sold in some of the shops here in
Oatman for feeding these adept beggars. As a word of caution always lay
the food flat in your hand then offer to the burros and this should
lessen the possibility of an accidental bite.
Visitors to Oatman frequently
ask "Who owns the Burros?" and
do we put them at night?" No one owns them, they are wild and are part
of Arizona's BLM, Bureau of Land Management, and we don't "Put" them
anywhere at night. They roam freely in and out of town every day.
Burros were brought in by the old Miners for pack animals and they were
let loose free when the mines were shut down. Now not only is there the
wild herd that roam our streets daily but our hills are full of wild
herds and can often be seen while traveling Historic Route 66 between
Oatman and Kingman, Arizona.
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