Oatman, AZ and Wild Burros.

Most people in Arizona have never heard of the little ghost town in the northwest part of the state. About 30 miles southwest of Kingman, Oatman, Arizona was a busy town when gold was discovered nearby in . The mine seems to open and close depending on the price of gold, and the population grew to 3500 in 1915 with a $10 million gold find, but now the town population is stable at about 100. It’s on the old Route 66, and is famous for having Clark Gable and Carole Lombard stay there on the honeymoon. You can still see their room there in the old hotel.

Now, the town is most famous for the wild burros that roam the street. Descendents from the old gold-mining days, they really are wild, but are friendly with tourists, and can be hand fed carrots or chunks of donkey chow that can be purchased at stores on the single street through town. It’s worth a trip just to see them, and have a meal in the haunted, dollar-bill covered restaurant and bar of the Oatman Hotel.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

About Dr. Greg Meyer

I'm a homeopathic physician, an urgent care physician, camper, hiker, traveler, and photographer. After Microbiology & Epidemiology, I studied medicine and more recently have become fascinated on how homeopathy can actually cure disease, or better said-how it allows the body to actually heal itself. I'm available for consultations in classical homeopathy. Check my website for more information.
This entry was posted in Travel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s