Oatman Arizona with Eider Duck

Eider and the humans left Las Vegas and arrived in Oatman, Arizona.

Eider and Cindy entering Oatman

Eider and Cindy entering Oatman

This is an old west ghost mining town on the famous Route 66.  Gold was discovered in 1863 and a large gold rush started in 1915.

Oatman

Oatman

Now the population of Oatman, according to their post cards, is 150.

Oatman attracts tourists that travel Route 66.  The turtle ranch has big turtles.

Turtle Ranch in Oatman, Arizona

Turtle Ranch in Oatman, Arizona

Eider is on a post and

Large live turtle approaching building

Large live turtle approaching building

there is a large turtle behind him heading for the building.

A main attraction is the group of wild burros that roam freely through town.

Burro patrol

Burro patrol

Tourists often feed them carrots and burro chow, available in several stores.

Some tourist attractions include Wild West shootouts and on July 4 they cook eggs on the sidewalk, using some solar devices.  This really is an old western town.

Oatman has several photo opportunities.

Oatman road sign

Oatman photo opportunity

There are also many signs

In Oatman

In Oatman

expressing the independent spirit

Be aware

Be aware

of the early residents.

This souvenir store tries to capitalize on the wild burro residents.

Eider is riding a burro!

Eider is riding a burro!

Oatman, Arizona is located in the

Black Mountains of Oatman, Arizona

Black Mountains of Oatman, Arizona

Black Mountains of Arizona.

This is certainly a different type of town.

Street in Oatman

Street in Oatman

So glad you sent the pictures Eider.  Thanks again for sharing with us.

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