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Overview

Oatman is a old mining town on Route 66 in Western Arizona. It's about equal parts touristy kitsch and real, honest-to-goodness Wild West atmosphere.

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  1. Oatman was named in honor of Olive Oatman, who as a young girl, was kidnapped by an Apache tribe, sold toMojave Indians and later rescued in a trade in 1857.
  2. Oatman is an authentic old western town with burros roaming the streets and gunfights staged on weekends.
  3. Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned at the Oatman Hotel March 18, 1939
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