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Goldfield Ghost Town (Cantankerous Carl's Hat Store) Machine Locations > Arizona

4650 North Mammoth Mine Road
Apache Junction , AZ , 85119-9465

Phone: (480) 983-0333

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Situated atop a small hill between the Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Mountains, the settlement of Goldfield got its start in 1892 when very rich, high grade gold ore was found in the area. This “official” find, coupled with the legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine, which had been circulating for years, led plenty of new miners to the area and in no time, the town boasted three saloons, a boarding house, a general store, brewery, blacksmith shop, butcher shop, and a school. The boom lasted just five years after it began and then the town found itself quickly dying when the vein of gold ore started to play out and the grade of the ore dropped even more. Then miners moved on.
Today, Goldfield is filled with authentic looking buildings, underground mine tours, and the only narrow gauge railroad in operation in Arizona. Numerous shops and buildings include a brothel, bakery, leather works, a jail, livery, and more. The authentic looking street is filled with people in period costume, horses and wagons, and sometimes authentic gunfighter presentations.

Store can be found on the left side as you are walking up to the church.
Hours of operation: Town open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saloon open daily 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Plenty of free parking.

The machine is inside the door. Designs are:
1. (H) Gunslinger cowboy.
2. (H) Old miner and mule.
3. (H) Superstition Mountain.
4. (H) Arizona Flag.

G.P.S. coordinates: Latitude: N33° 27' 24.3072" Longitude: W111° 29' 32.9064"

9/15/2018: Machine working fine, but had to come back later in the day before finding the store open.

Inside the front door