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Mineral City, Arizona
Ghost town
Country United States
State Arizona
County La Paz
Founded 1863
Became part of Ehrenburg, Arizona 1869
Population
 • Total 0
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)

Mineral City, a short-lived town, steamboat landing and ferry crossing on the Colorado River in La Paz County, Arizona from 1863 to 1866. It was located on the east bank of the Colorado River, 1 mile below its rival Olive City and 1/2 mile below the original site of Ehrenberg, Arizona and 1 1/2 miles above its current site.

History

In the fall of 1863 Mineral City developed another steamboats of the Colorado River landing, located 1 mile downstream from Olive City which was the landing for the La Paz mines. This was Mineral City, where the recently created freight wagon road the Bradshaw Trail across the desert from San Bernardino crossed the river at Bradshaw's Ferry.

In 1866, a new landing was established between Olive City and Mineral City, with the support of two captains of the steamboat company of George A. Johnson & Company. Mineral City became the name of this larger settlement, resulting in the abandonment of Olive City and by 1870 La Paz also.

Mineral City received its post office in 1869, but its name with that of the town was changed to Ehrenberg.

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