Northeast of Apache Junction is the old ghost town of Goldfield. The town sprang up in 1892 when rich, high grade gold ore was found here.
The gold didn't last very long, about 5 years, but the town was bought and rebuilt in the 1980s. People in period custumes roam the streets, at least on the weekends.
I was there on Easter Sunday, so there were lots of activities, including a big gunfight, where the bad guys got away with the gold.
Or did they? Look out behind you!
The ladies from the local bordello decided they wanted the gold.
And get it they did!
And if that wasn't all the excitement I could handle, there was lots of rusty stuff!
WOW! I love it!
Some of this stuff looks like it's been here forever.
Everything is rusty - even the antique cell phone tower!
Across the street is the Elvis Chapel, which was in the movie "Charro!", that I talked about in the last post.
The movie was filmed at the Apacheland Movie Ranch. This barn is the Apacheland barn. Both these buildings were moved here after they survived a fire that destroyed the studio in 2004.