- November 20, 2012
- By admin
- In Ghost Towns
Our final featured ghost town is Ehrenberg is also known as Mineral City was laid out by surveyor Herman Ehrenberg. It consisted of a few tents, crude huts and sixteen men. Ehrenberg was murdered at Dos Palmas, Ca and never knew this town
was named after him. By 1870 an exodus from La Paz grew the town to eighty-seven dwellings and ninety-six family. J. goldwater & Bros., J.M Barney, and J.M. Castenado all established businesses here. In 1875, the population grew to five hundred with stores, saloons, corrals, blacksmith, wagon shop, two bakeries, a hotel, a Catholic Church and the Arizona Stage Company.
The cemetery monument was erected in 1935 by the Arizona State Highway Department and relics of the past were cemented into an apron surrounding the base of the rock and mortar obelish.