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Goldfield Ghost Town


category : Pioneer History
Goldfield Ghost Town In the 1890s, Goldfield was a booming community. The first gold-strike was made in 1892, and it took just a little under a year before the town came to life. One rich strike after another supported the town and approximately 4000 people who lived in the district for five rich years.

The town boasted 3 saloons, a boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and a school house. Just when it looked like the town would outgrow Mesa, the vein faulted, the grade of ore dropped and the town died a slow painful death. After several unsuccessful attempts to reopen the mines, the town did come to life again from 1910 on and off until 1926.

Today you can come and visit Goldfield. Walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and buildings, tour through the Mammoth Mine, visit the Superstition Mountain/Lost Dutchman Museum, pan for gold, take a ride on Arizona's only narrow gauge railroad, or witness an old west gun fight. Spend a fun filled day, rich in history.


Hours: Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm, Saloon open daily 10:00am-8:00Pm.
Address: Hwy 88, East of Apache Junction
Phone: 480-983-0333
Our Website:www.goldfieldghosttown.com

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