Oatman, Arizona

Oatman, Arizona (HM25WG)

Location: Oatman, AZ 86433 Mohave County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 1.537', W 114° 22.984'

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Elevation 2700 Feet

Oatman was founded about 1908. 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 supplies. As the mines closed and people moved away, the burros were released into the surrounding hills.

The burros you meet today in Oatman, while descendents 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.
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HM NumberHM25WG
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Placed ByOatman
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 738753 N 3879014
Decimal Degrees35.02561667, -114.38306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.537', W 114° 22.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 32.22" N, 114° 22' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)928
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Main St, Oatman AZ 86433, US
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