Oatman was a mining town; in 1915, a gold mine was discovered, which stopped working completely after World War II.
In the 1950s, with the rise and growth of Route 66, it resurfaced a bit, but when the route deviated, it declined again. In the 1960s, Oatman was almost completely abandoned and turned into a ghost town.
The city was founded in 1906, and by 1931, the mines had produced more than 1.8 million ounces of gold.
If you want to experience what the Wild West might have been like, you have to visit Oatman between 1.30 and 3.30 in the afternoon.
Have a beer at the Haunted Oatman Hotel or Enjoy an ice cream at Olive Oatman.
They say it’s so hot in Oatman you can fry an egg on the sidewalk! Check it by yourself!