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Oatman, AZ

Photo by Gil Davis 


Get your kicks . . .  going to Oatman, Arizona!

Look for the Best Rooms in Bullhead City


Photo by Gil Davis

A rustic sign pointing the way.



The 3,320 foot-tall Boundary Cone along Route 66 a little over 3-miles from Oatman.

Photo by Gil Davis

Looking south in downtown Oatman--named after Olive Oatman--an Illinois girl who was kidnapped by local Indians and turned into a slave; she was traded to the Mohave tribe who adopted her; she was released near the town site in 1855.  Oatman is nestled in the Black Mountains and is a former gold mining town.


Photo by Gil Davis

You'll see a lot of these in the middle of the street begging carrots from the passers-by.  The burros are generally gentle, but they are wild!  The burros are descended from a pack that were turned-loose by early prospectors. 


 Make Hotel Reservations in Laughlin


Photo by Gil Davis

They're being fed by tourists who just couldn't say no. 


The word "ass" shows up in a lot of store names in Oatman.


The Oatman Hotel--est. 1902.  The hotel survived a devastating town fire in 1921 and is now the oldest two-story building in Mohave County.  The Oatman Hotel is haunted ... by "Oatie" the ghost--who is friendly!


The Oatman Hotel is where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard honeymooned after being married in Kingman in 1939.  Oatman became the celebrity-couple's favorite place to vacation.  The Gable-Lombard Honeymoon Suite is one of the hotel's major attractions.


Looking north in downtown Oatman. 


Just a mile or two outside of Oatman, one can enjoy a view of Laughlin, NV about twenty-miles distant!  Laughlin actively advertises Oatman as a sight-seeing destination. 


Sitgreaves Pass--looking towards Laughlin. 


Route 66 about two miles from Oatman--a part of history.  The temperature, by the way, when this picture was taken was 102-degrees. 


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