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Alamo Crossing, Arizona
|Founded by||Tom Rodgers|
|Elevation||1,237 ft (377 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST (no DST))|
Alamo Crossing is a ghost town in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. The town was settled in the late 1890s, in what was then the Arizona Territory. It served as a camp for mining prospectors in the manganese-rich Artillery Mountains, being the only town in the area. After 1918, the post office permanently closed, but the town was only intermittently abandoned, with its founders often present through until at least the mid-1950s. The town was intentionally flooded in 1968 to create Alamo Lake. In 2020, the area of Alamo was revived for mining again, this time for surface-level gold prospecting.
Founded by Tom Rodgers in the late 1890s, Alamo Crossing was never a big town. During its heyday, the town only consisted of a five stamp mill and a few stores.
Today, the town is at the submerged at the bottom of Alamo Lake. However, the remains of the city are still intact.
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