Thursday, June 15, 2017

News From Along 66, May 2017: The Shaffer Spring Goldfish Bowl

MAY 8--  A history of the Shaffer Spring Goldfish Bowl in Arizona.  Located between Kingman and Oatman, the bowl is fed by a natural spring.  During the WPA construction of the "Gold Road Section" from Gold Road Mine to Kingman there was a water shortage.

A man named Shaffer found water seeping out of the rocks.

Goldfish, snails and plants were kept in it to keep algae from growing.

The bowl has frozen over or dried up on occasion, but someone always restocked.

There are 31 steps up to it and no banisters.   You can find it after MM 31 heading to Oatman and those burros.

--RoadDog

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