In the Desert
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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If you have an interest in the "Lost Dutchman Mine" then you'll also want to look at this old refurbished Ghost Town, museum, and other old buildings in Apache Junction.
Probably named for the many mines around it, Goldfield was created by the rush that followed the discovery of gold in the vicinity in 1892. The Goldfield Post Office was established on October 7, 1893 with James L Patterson as its first Postmaster. By late 1897 the gold mines had played out and the population moved out leaving a ghost town. The Goldfield post office was discontinued on November 2, 1898. More information can be found here - MORE
Goldfield Topography Map
After several years a small community evolved on the site of the old ghost town. It was named Youngsberg in honor of George U. Young, the Arizona Territorial Secretary from 1909 to 1910. When mines were opened nearby, a mill and cyanide plant was installed reviving the town. A Youngsberg Post Office was established on March 15, 1920, but when the mines again played out the town was deserted and the post office was discontinued on October 30, 1926.The site is now home to the Goldfield Ghost Town, a tourist destination.