A room with a view -
|Caribbean warmth with Jack|
working on the 340 Airbus.
Jack visiting Oatman.
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Every afternoon they have a mock-up shoot up like in the old western, that´s the cowboys laying on the ground, those guns are loud! The donkeys have free run of the place as they own the town! The story is that when the town closed down about 15,000 people and miners left because they stopped mining gold. So they released all the donkeys and acording to the story the donkeys own Oatman. You are warned that these donkeys own Oatman town are considered wild and they will bite and kick. However I have not seen any of that and I have been there many times. The shop owners make beautiful Indian and Wetsern jewellery. They have just recently re-opened a few of the mines and in speaking with the miners they are removing gold but not as much as they used to. Plus it is very expensive in mining so they take what they need to make it profitable.
More on Oatman
You will also note that Clark Gable married and slept at that hotel. The Colorado River is shown on the pictures, much boating and camping is done here. There is a lot of open country here and for the last three years the place is booming - so much people.
COLOMBIA, PERU, JAMAICA,
CANADA, HAWAII, JORDAN,
EL SALVADOR ...
Jack sightseeing tour leader for
Danish inlaws at Oatman!
Nice photo of Jack snatched
from Paul Stark´s web (1966)
DC-10-30CF - N1033F
Biggest gold strike of $ 14 million, the old
Arizona ghost town Oatman is still going today, the liveliest ghost town there is! The city is named for Olive Oatman.
Camp Gear and Dynamite .....
"He had rugged good looks and a devilish grin and radiated a dangerous sexuality. His nickname was The King (the result of a 1938 newspaper poll), and he sealed the title by playing Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. She was a blonde, screwball heroine (My Man Godfrey) who played giddy and glamorous with gusto and had a formidable reputation for swearing. When they wed in 1939 (his third, her second) it was a match made in Hollywood heaven."
Yavapai Nation (Apache Mohaves)
Oatman Town Burros!
The "Wild Burros" come and go as they please in the city.
There is usually about a dozen of them that show up in town looking for a handout
from the tourists. You are welcome to feed them but please use caution, while they
seem tame they are wild and accidents can happen. Carrots can be purchased in several
of the local shops, please refrain from feeding them "junk food" such as candy,
bread or any other foods that would be considered bad for our burros.