Thursday, September 5, 2013
Goldfield Ghost Town
The ghost town I found listed on my map is called Goldfield and it had an actual working gold mine that was very active between 1892 and 1898. During that time the town of Goldfield grew rapidly almost eclipsing the city of Mesa in size at that time. When the gold ran out, the town died. The people who own this property have revived the place as a tourist attraction with tours of the mine and a narrow gauge railroad. Most of the buildings have been added to resemble a real gold rush town of the 1890's era. Above you see the Saloon and......
The interesting thing about this place is that you can wander around and enjoy the old buildings at no charge. They do charge for the mine tours and the train rides but, I just wandered among the buildings enjoying the scenery.
It was a Sunday when I visited and the little town church actually held a church service. Here you can see the congregation gathering outside after the service.
Tomorrow I'll show you a few more shots from this place.