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......

....here we have the town Bordello.

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.

13 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

What an amazing looking place, we're hoping to visit a Ghost Town in California on our trip next month!

Mersad said...

A very cool location and daily trip.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kate said...

All the buildings are picturesque and just waiting for your camera. I am always fascinated by words, and love the sound (and idea) of "saloon." Many relatives of mine in an older generation used to own and run saloons in small Wisconsin town. I loved visiting them. A saloon has a unique aura about it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I don't think I have seen a saloon with a long staircase to reach it. I suspect people have fallen down those stairs upon leaving the saloon. Some falls by accident. Some falls caused by others.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a bit like a movie set Sharon, you are certainly finding some interesting spots to explore.

Karl Demetz said...

What a location, Sharon! I would like to visit this place one day...

Lowell said...

This is absolutely fascinating! It's been beautifully restored, too. I've not heard of it before...is it close to Mesa? We used to go by Apache Junction frequently on our way to the lakes, but all I remember there was an old wagon and some ol' boy selling stuff and people taking pictures.

Thanks for stopping by L & L! Much appreciated.

RedPat said...

I love this place, Sharon! Great pics and it looks as if it was a great day.

glenda said...

Pretty fancy watering hole.

Judy said...

You got some good shots there! What a fun place to take pictures!

Randy said...

Great looking place to explore.

Thérèse said...

Such a fun place to go and there is something for everyone.

JM said...

I love this, Sharon, what gorgeous settings!