Glory hole oatman arizona
Glory Hole - Oatman, AZ | Route 66, Ghost towns and Abandoned
The Glory Hole, Oatman | Roadtrippers
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The Glory Hole is a Tourist Information in Oatman. Plan your road trip to The Glory Hole in AZ with Roadtrippers. 9 Jul There are many historic buildings with artifacts on display from the mining era. Oatman Arizona mining town. I had to get a photo of the Glory Hole museum and antique shop because of its provocative name.
Apparently "glory hole" originally meant "a hole in a mineshaft where an orebody is mined upwards.
In the 's the box office hit "How the West was Won" was filmed in Oatman. The Glory Hole was featured in the movie. The next thing I noticed were the crowds of people wandering the main street. That reminded me a little bit of a western theme park like Knott's Berry Farm, or Old Tucson with a touch of New Orleans.
Description:Today, it is a "tourist" town of about permanent residents. Oatman is located on historic Route 66, about twenty-eight miles southwest of Kingman, Arizona, on the western slope of the Black Mountains, twelve miles east of the Colorado River. At the south end of town, past the historic Tom Reed Mine, is the forlorn, abandoned historic Oatman Pioneer Cemetery. Carleton and the Fifth California Volunteers occupied Arizona to prevent it from falling into the hands of Confederate irregulars. Many of the men were experienced miners who varied the monotony of garrison duty by gold prospecting.