Iretaba City, Arizona facts for kids

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Iretaba City a short lived steamboat landing and mining town, in Mohave County, Arizona.

History

Soldiers from Fort Mohave established the Iretaba Mining District in early 1863 when they found copper five miles west of the river in the Dead Mountains of California. First the landing at Mohave City was founded near Fort Mohave. Then Iretaba City soon followed, built 2 miles down river from Mohave City in January 1864 but it was supplanted when the ferry and landing of Hardyville was established in March 1864, to serve the nearby mines of the newly discovered San Francisco Mining District, supported by George A. Johnson and Company, the steamboat company.

Site today

Nothing remains at the site.

Coordinates: 35°00′53″N 114°38′03″W / 35.01472°N 114.63417°W / 35.01472; -114.63417


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