Tag: Weird Places

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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.

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The colorful Yuncheng Salt Lake in China

China’s Yuncheng Salt Lake: A Kaleidoscope of Color

For thousands of years, Yuncheng Salt Lake has served as an important source of salt for residents all over China. Located in the Shanxi Province in Northern China, the lake, nicknamed “China’s Dead Sea,” has been the focus of numerous wars, territorial disputes, and religious traditions for over 4,000 years. Ancient people even worshipped “salt gods” in nearby temples to pay homage to the lake.