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Old photo of Fast Fanny's Place (a former brothel) in Oatman, Arizona

Oatman, Arizona: The Friendliest Almost-Ghost Town in the West

In the late 1800s, the bustling town of Oatman, Arizona, was overflowing with miners who hoped to stake their claim on some of the millions of dollars in gold and silver from the surrounding mountains. The town was named after a Mormon teenager named Olive Oatman who, as the locals tell it, was captured by Apache warriors, sold to a Mojave tribe, and eventually freed after five years of captivity.