TravelMag set out to find the most charming towns and small cities in Arizona Our survey results reveal the best places to get a taste of the American Southwest in bite size yet memorable doses The last of the 48 coterminous states to join the U S Arizona is known for its dramatic landscapes With its hot

The Gold Rush reality TV series has captured minds and inspired an avid fanbase that has followed the trials and successes of placer gold mining crews predominantly in the Yukon Following a massive recession a crew of 6 men from Sandy Oregon risk their savings and the welfare of their families on one last ditch attempt to strike it rich in the Yukon

When there was a large quantity of gold found in the region these camps would develop into towns with banks jails general stores and eventually mills and smelters In the early 1860 s Union soldiers stationed in Arizona with previous prospecting experience in California found gold near the Colorado River in western Yuma County

Today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors during the 3 189 days of activities Festivities begin on Thursday February 13 with the Brown s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opening at 4 00 p m in the downtown district

Nevada Gold Rush History And Mining Locations Large scale gold mining started with the California Gold Rush in 1848 but it only lasted for only about 7 years The greatest modern day gold mining in the United States nowadays occurs in Nevada In fact Nevada is the leading state in terms of gold production and certainly one of the largest sources of gold in the world

Bodie is one of the largest and best preserved ghost towns in the west offering visitors a special insight into the gold rush days From California Bill AB Bodie became a boom town in 1877 and by 1879 had a population of approximately 10 000 with 2 000 buildings

Arizona Mining Towns Arizona Mining History Arizona was a remote and rugged territory at the time of the California Gold Rush Starting in 1849 as many as 50 000 people traveled through Arizona on the way to the California gold fields

An Overview of Gold Mining in Arizona Arizona is one of the most popular state in the US for gold prospecting The gold deposits are also very widespread With the exception of a few counties generally there are good amounts of gold throughout the entire state

Nov 04 2016 · The Bisbee Mines turn a remote piece of the Arizona desert into a booming mining town During the period of the American Gold Rush in the late 1800s and early 1900s Bisbee Arizona located in Cochise County just southeast of Tuscon was known as the Queen of the Copper Camps Unlike many towns in the west during this time Bisbee was

In the California gold rush in 1849 prospectors invaded the mountain ranges that crossed the Chihuahuan Sonoran and Mojave deserts They left abandoned mines tailings rusting shovels and pans gloomy cemeteries ghost towns and legends as their legacy

Arizona Mining Towns Arizona Mining History Arizona was a remote and rugged territory at the time of the California Gold Rush Starting in 1849 as many as 50 000 people traveled through Arizona on the way to the California gold fields Few stayed and prospected however as the Arizona territory was harsh and the Apache Indians were extremely

Mar 30 2020 · The Klondike Gold Rush often called the Yukon Gold Rush was a mass exodus of prospecting migrants from their hometowns to Canadian Yukon Territory and Alaska after gold was discovered there in 1896

It s no surprise that California would have some interesting ghost towns given the discovery of gold at Sutter s Mill in 1848 and the subsequent gold rush Let s take a look at three of the best ghost towns in California BODIE The western slopes of the Sierra Nevada range began to see a decline

Dec 19 2018 · Oatman is an old gold rush town that used donkeys to transport tools gear and miners The donkey seen here is a direct descendent of those old gold rush donkeys The town today remains largely reminiscent of the original gold rush era town making it a popular stop for tourists and for those travelling along Route 66

10 Arizona Ghost Towns That Aren t Just Tourist Traps adminwander wrote in Uncategorized Arizona Ghost Towns The infamous 19th century Gold Rush spawned a sudden uprise of small towns near cliffs and mines that just as abruptly died out as they had sprung

This event celebrates the town s origins as a ranching gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix The heritage event was founded 72 years ago by members of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce to invite visitors to celebrate with residents the ranching and mining heritage of the Town

In fact Arizona s placer mining industry had its official beginning with the discovery of gold along the flanks of the nearby Quijotoa Mountains From 1875 to 1880 several hundred miners and their companion burros worked an area from the nine thousand four hundred foot Old Baldy Peak to lower elevation claims

26 ensp 0183 ensp In the California gold rush in 1849 prospectors invaded the mountain ranges that crossed the Chihuahuan Sonoran and Mojave deserts They left abandoned mines tailings rusting shovels and pans gloomy cemeteries ghost towns and legends as their legacy

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11 abandoned Old West boom towns Considered one of the best preserved ghost towns in Montana the gold rush boomtown of Bannack is popular with hikers Arizona A schoolhouse is among the

Located on the south side of Chilkoot Pass Dyea was one of the Alaska ghost towns that was once a booming place filled with gold miners and entrepreneurs chasing opportunity During the Klondike Gold Rush prospectors used the Chilkoot Trail originally a trade route carved out by the Tlingets to cross over the mountains to Dawson City Yukon

Yuma County is the fourth largest gold producer in Arizona and has a rich history of gold mining that dates back to the 1850s The area around Yuma has unique geographical features made up of mountains and rivers that have been influential in its gold mining

ensp 0183 ensp When gold was discovered in California in the 1850s a frenzy of adventurers headed west seeking their fortunes Soon thousands of mining towns had popped up all over the West as precious metals were discovered But the bounty soon ran out and the towns surrounding the mines were fast abandoned Today some of these little pockets of history survive largely unscathed albeit deserted

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Attractions near Gold Rush Candy Shoppe 0 01 mi Oatman Gift Shack 0 03 mi Judy s Beer and Wine 0 05 mi Oatman Ghost Town 0 09 mi Route 66 Leather and Gifts 0 05 mi Yellowhammers Place View all attractions near Gold Rush Candy Shoppe on Tripadvisor

There was so much gold in the mountains around Oatman that another rush one of the last in the desert occurred in 1915 This brought with it another influx of prospectors miners saloons and other businesses A newspaper the Oatman Miner was established and the town

10 ensp 0183 ensp Gold Rush Ghost Towns and America s Old West 170 years after the start of the California Gold Rush we take a tour of Old West ghost towns WORDS By Toby Skinner the mountains of Arizona shimmering in the background For all the cinematic Western beauty however the only showdowns I see on arrival are between young visitors trying to get

Gold Rush Days in Wickenburg Arizona A Local Legacy How would you like to strike gold There is a gold rush going on in Wickenburg Arizona You just have to get in and muck about Every year the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce sponsors a festival to celebrate the town s mining and ranching heritage and participants get to shovel and pan for

27 ensp 0183 ensp Gold Dust in Arizona s Washes How and Where to Find Gold in The Desert Text and Photos by Lee Allen A short history lesson please A million years ago rocks melted the earth cracked and gold nuggets formed End of class A million years later the nuggets are hard to find but weekend prospectors search the desert wadis washes hoping

People were drawn to Arizona because of the mining opportunities Gold silver and copper were the natural resources that eventually led to Arizona becoming a state Prospectors left California came to the Arizona territory and brought with them the people who would support the mining efforts the people of mining towns

26 ensp 0183 ensp Gold mining in Arizona reportedly began in 1774 when Spanish priest Manuel Lopez directed Papago Indians to wash gold from gravel on the flanks of the Quijotoa Mountains Pima County Gold mining continued there until 1849 when the Mexican miners were lured away by the California Gold Rush

The 1849 Gold Rush was on Coloma mushroomed into a town with some 10 000 people and up went a schoolhouse a general store and a tin roofed post office These and other historic buildings are now protected as part of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park There s an interesting Gold Discovery Museum and kids can give gold panning a try

There are thousands of historic gold mining areas located all around the United States The same places that the old timers mined are still great places to prospect today Proper research can provide excellent information on these places

With throwback charm and a treaure trove of historic artifacts this park presents the Gold Rush in living breathing color Costumed docents do more than lead tours of this carefully preserved Mother Lode town the state s second largest city at the peak of the Gold Rush they actually live and work here in a variety of period appropriate shops and trades

Ghost Towns in California There are literally hundreds of ghost towns in California Some of them are long gone with nothing left standing Others like the three listed above are well preserved and very exciting places to visit today Below are some links to a few other California ghost towns and more information about the California Gold Rush

27 ensp 0183 ensp Old Lost Mines Ghost Towns amp Graveyards If you like stories about old lost gold mines lost and buried treasures or old ghost towns you ve come to the right place There are hundreds or maybe even thousands of these kind of fables and tales about old mines and towns

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5 Gila City Yuma County Arizona Claiming to be one of the first boom towns in Arizona the Gila City once housed over 1200 residents It was set up owing to the country s first major gold rush at a placer deposit running along the Gila River

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