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Oatman, Arizona

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Oatman, Arizona
On Historical Route 66!

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Olive Oatman jpg        Oatman, Arizona, named after Olive Oatman, a young girl from Illinois. While traveling with her family they were attacked and most of the family massacred while Olive and her sister Mary were captured by the Apache then eventually traded to the Mohave Indians near the town of Oatman. Both Olive & Mary were marked with the famous tattoo on the chin marking them as slaves to the Mohave. Mary died while in captivity and Olive was later traded to the Army and released from captivity.

        Oatman, Arizona is a gold mining town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, elevation 2700 ft., which began as a tent camp. Strike after strike kept Oatman alive, the biggest seems to be the 1915 strike of $14 million. The population of OatmanBlack Mountains surrounding Oatman, Arizona jpg 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. Oatman now has a variety of Gift shops and Restaurants. So plan a trip to come and visit us and travel the Historic Route 66, Mother Road from Illinois to California. Open 7 days a week all year long.

 Wild Burros roam our streets of Oatman, Arizona. When the old Miners left baby burro jpgOatman they left behind their burros to run wild and our burros of today are the products of those Miners burros. There are several herds of burros out in the hills surrounding Oatman. Usually there are 12 to 14 head roaming our streets and tourists are encouraged to feed them with alfa alfa pellets or carrots which you can buy from most of the shops. We do ask that you don't feed the baby burros, they can choke easily. If in doubt ask any of the local people they can tell you which can be fed. And we also caution safety, the ones that do come to town are mostly very tame but they are wild and can spook and can kick so do be very careful around them. 

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Main Street Emporium
140 Main Street
Oatman, Arizona 86433
Phone: 928-768-1321 ***


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