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    Goldfield Livery Stables, Arizona Ghost Town

    by jumpingnorman Updated Jan 10, 2010

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    If you want to go horseback riding in wonderful Arizona, the ghost town has a livery stable that you can call at (480) 982-0133, and ask about their hourly rides. Arizona and it's scenery as you may well know is perfect for horseback riding and these stable cater from the novice to experienced, singles to large groups and many families with children six years old and up.

    The twins will turn six in 2010, so expect us to be taking advantage of this wonderful horseback riding! For now, they just passed the livery, but they will be regulars.

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    Church on the Mount, Goldfield Ghost Town, Arizona 1 more image

    by jumpingnorman Written Jan 10, 2010

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    At the very end of main road, you will come across the Church on the Mount. It is a new vintage building, but it still has an organ from the 1800’s and a pulpit that used to be in the famous Hammond Theatre.

    There is a nice sandy road clearing in front of it which is really good for photo sessions – naturally, we took our signature jumping pictures, hehehe. We visited on a Saturday and there was nothing going in it. But during Sundays, there are services (by Rev Tim Jones according to the website) and weddings at the Church. The pews were actually built later in 1931 and the chandeliers from old wagon wheels.

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    Goldfield, AZ jailhouse which has gunfight shows

    by jumpingnorman Updated Jan 10, 2010

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    As you walk along the main street, you will pass by the jail and in that area you will see actors in cowboy and late 1800’s attire. It’s like a movie set at Universal Studios, and it’s nice to know that gunfights are staged every hour on Saturdays and Sundays from high noon till 4 PM.

    Such gunfights are a common crowd-pleaser in ghost towns like this and we have seen them previously in towns such as Oatman and Tombstone. The kids enjoy them, but then don’t stay too long because they get distracted more by more attractions in the ghost town. There are several buildings to explore in this ghost town which used to have 3 saloons, boarding house, general store, blacksmith shop, brewery, meat market and school house.

    I don’t want to give the plot away – but then I’ll just mention some key words – a Wells Fargo string box, stolen, jail and captured! Shows are free, Yee-ha!

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    • Arts and Culture
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