- January 17, 2013
- By admin
- In Area History, Arizona, Explore Yuma, Ghost Towns, Tour Yuma AZ
Quietly nestled in the Kofa Wildlife National Refuge in Yuma County Is Castle Dome Mine Museum. Castle Dome, 40 miles northeast of Yuma, contains the longest-working mine in Arizona. The museum is so authentically rich in history and insights that this will give you a wonderful view of what life was like when they mined.
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
La Fortuna Gold Mine the claim for the mine once sold for $700. The mine is located on a group of patented claims now within the Barry M Goldwater Gunnery Range which is owned by the U.S Bureau of Land Management by administered by the U.S. Marine Corps. Fortuna’s post office was established September 30, 1896
La Laguna Ghost town was once a small mining camp. The placer gold mining camp like many others didn’t last long. The few people that were there from 1860-1862 left the camp when the La Paz Gold struck. The site is now under the Mittry Lake waters.
Dome ghost town was originally Swiveler’s Station, 20 miles east of Fort Yuma, on the Butterfield Overland Mail route, a post office was established in 1858. It was first under the name of Gila City the nearby boomtown 1 1/2 mile west of Dome but the post office closed July 14, 1863. Most of the
Before Polaris made it’s brand famous, there once as a town in Yuma County that shared that name. Polaris’ post office was established June 17, 1909 and was discontinued July 31, 1914. Felix Mayhew discovered the outcropping responsible for Polaris and sold it for a cool $350,000. Polaris was named for the North Star and
The ghost town of Aztec, Arizona is located 80 miles east of Yuma. Post Office was established by Charles A. Dallen on September 12, 1889. Just off I-8. Aztec was a stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad line between Phoenix and Yuma. It’s unclear why this town was abandoned. Some people claim to have visited
Hyder, 3 miles to the north after Agua Caliente was one of places were general George S. Patton´s forces trained desert war in Second World War. The once ghost town is now a farming community. Several veterans make their way back to visit this place and the few old buildings that remain in Hyder The
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