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    Posted 7 months ago

    fortapache
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    Oatman Arizona is along an old alignment of Route 66. Very narrow and crocked road connects Oatman to Kingman. Oatman is very close to the California border. It looks like an old west ghost town although many of the buildings are actually made from corrugated metal. Not sure when Oatman became a tourist destination but that is what it is. A lot of fun little shops and an antique store with tons of taxidermy. For some reason bikers are huge on going to Oatman. Perhaps it is a Saturday thing and they like to watch the gunfight reenactment as they all got there in time for that. It is very close to California near the Colorado River.
    In the various photos 1st is the restaurant. There is another one across the street in the Oatman Hotel. No rooms for rent there just the restaurant is open. Third photo is a small shop with dollar bills stapled all over it. I wouldn't try and take one off the wall. Got a feeling there is a lot of ordinance behind every counter. Oatman residents are very independent.
    Lastly Oatman is famous for wild burros that roam the street. When I got there there were no burros to be seen and I had carried my bag of burro food around for an hour. The burros finally showed up after the gunfight. After leaving Oatman I saw a burro along side the road and I pulled over. I had some left over burro food and I made a new friend. People were taking pictures as they were driving by.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      Are you feeding that burro hashish?
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 7 months ago
      Lot of dollars in there...got yourself a nice selfie too..haha
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Very cool photos!! Quite a few dollar bills stapled everywhere!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 7 months ago
      Nice bit of history writeup.
    5. elanski elanski, 7 months ago
      Was there any particular reason for all the dollar bills?
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. One would think so but no.

      Thank you very much dav2. Good thing my camera didn't break.

      Thank you very much Scott. Too bad they aren't 20s.

      Thank you very much Phil.

      Thank you very much elanski. Just the usual Route 66 vibe I think.

    7. hotairfan hotairfan, 7 months ago
      My wife and I went to Oatman a few years ago. Great place to visit. took a rest in a small cafe.... when, in came a burro, I guess he wanted a treat. the waitress gave him his treat and shooed him out the door.
      Looks like that interesting town might have been a mining town wayback when.
      Nice post....
    8. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Thank you very much hotairfan. That sounds like Oatman, the burros do what they want.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
      Fort, you and I are doing road trips, kicking the covid bug in the A*S (burro)! Joking a little, I respect those who stay home. I am going to share my latest right now, not nearly as colorful as Oatman. Thanks for sharing, I plan to visit!
    10. fortapache fortapache, 7 months ago
      Thank you very much valentino97. Yes I get out and about. I have two more weeks to take in 5 months. Hoping the Long Beach flea market reopens soon.

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