Thursday, November 19, 2015

More Rusty History from Oatman Arizona

Oatman Arizona is full of rusty relics that were abandoned by the Gold miners of days gone by.  They are now tourist attractions. 


What job function did this rusty old steam tractor perform during the Gold rush?


How much Gold did this safe hold in it's prime? 


This old tractor is hooked up to a rusty water tank on a trailer.   Check out the rusty rain water tanks on the hill in the background.  Water was very important to Gold mining. 


These "wild" donkeys are descendants of the pack animals used by the miners.  They roam the streets and don't care much about the "No Trespassing" signs.  


This dramatic face of an old vehicle seems to  make a historic statement of hard work.


For great pictures and a good time, I recommend a nostalgic trip down old Route 66 to Oatman Arizona. 


46 comments:

  1. Okay, you've tempted me twice now. I'm going to have to take this trip. Sounds like a very fun and relaxing time.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you. I have more exploring of Arizona to do myself.

      Have a great week.

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  2. Hi Agent 54,
    I've been to Arizona but decades ago and don't remember it well.
    Thank you for bringing your post to the Blogger's Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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  3. I'm lucky enough to live in Arizona.

    Thanks for visiting again. You're always welcome here.

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  4. rusty history is the best history :)

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  5. Great photos, and interesting to see. Love seeing the beautiful sky in the pictures and the mountain down the road. :)

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  6. Where exactly is Oatman, Agent 54? It does look like your typical abandoned mine town. Wild donkeys? I am still waiting to see the wild camels from the Cavalry days. Cool and interesting post.

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    1. It's about 30 minutes from Laughlin Nevada in the western part of the state. The Donkey are hysterical.

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  7. I haven't been that far west but now I need to make the trip, don't I?

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    1. Yes, we welcome you. Don't forget your camera.

      Thanks for playing.

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  8. Very cool pics!Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned to my travel board! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  9. what an awesome place to visit a junkyard of historical treasures so to speak.
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it was great, like going back in time.

      Thanks for playing.

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  10. What a neat place to visit. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J!

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  11. Very interesting. I have never been that far West.

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    1. It's lots of fun to watch the old west shows they put on for charity and to mingle with the donkeys.

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. I live in AZ off of RT 66 I have been to Oatmen a lot, you get to watch all the asses walk around town with the people

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    1. Yes, you have to be careful, they're powerful animals.

      Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Yes I know, thanks for the advice, but bc of medical problems I can't go any more, but have a great time to all of you that can

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    3. Sorry to hear about the medical problems.

      Wishing you the best of health, Agent 54

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  13. Thank you very much, God bless you

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  14. cool pics! I'd love to take that drive someday.

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    1. They have an old west show for charity too.

      Thanks of for commenting.

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  15. I love places like this where you feel like you've entered a time warp. So glad there are some places like this left in the country. Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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    1. Yes, I love that feeling. It's getting away from all the noise and strife in the world of today.
      We used to go to Crisfield Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay for that same feeling. Thank you for sharing my trip with others.

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  16. Friends of ours just came back from Arizona trip & they loved it and even thinking of moving there and other friends are moving there and they're going to open a bar down there as soon as their house sells. I have friends that already moved down there & love it . I'm just not sure about all that HOT weather all year around & the weird bugs they have out there... like scorpions for one! YUK!

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    1. Not hot here now and scorpions are delicious. Thanks for playing.

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  17. Love the pictures. Would love to visit Arizona. We loves visiting the States. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

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    1. Come on out to Arizona. Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

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  18. Gosh this looks amazing!! I would love to visit Arizona one day! #fabfriday

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    1. We would love to see you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  19. I love looking at those old rusty relics. Your photo of Route 66 with the rugged mountains in the background is awesome.
    Kathleen
    Blogger's Pit Stop

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the pics. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. This is so cool! Lots of cool treasure found.

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

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  21. I missed an opportunity to see Oatman (I really wanted to see those donkeys!) several years ago. Love your photos! #wow

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    1. The Donkeys are funny. They wander right into the stores and the breakfast place. Thanks for visiting.

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