Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gold Mining at the Ghost Town

During the gold rush, Apache Junction Az built a quick town to support it's high producing gold mine.  For 5 years the gold mine produced large volumes of the precious medal. Then it went "belly up".  We toured this ghost town and watched the most interesting staged gun fights on Main street. The boys were wide eyed!

Caleb was "hanged" for his crime of missing school assignments and John was hanged for another fictitious crime. 

This place was a favorite of Caleb's as he loved the gold mine tour, panning for gold, the jail, and his "hanging in the public square."

When we arrived, the staff had just caught a rattlesnake on the grounds and we watched carefully where we walked. :)