294, Chloride, Arizona 86431
FOR RELEASE THE WEEK OF JUNE 24, 2012
CHLORIDE, ARIZONA – It’s that time of year again, when Chloride
celebrates its long history of mining, and honors the memory of the
courageous miners who started this town site.
This unique, historic 1860’s silver mining camp will celebrate its
annual Old Miner’s Day on Saturday, June 30 starting out with a bang.
At 11 a.m. The Long Coats and Lace gunfighters will stage a variety of
shootouts in Cyanide Springs, the Chloride Historical Society’s
property on Elkhart Avenue. This group will take you back over a 100
years when the streets of Chloride were full of soiled doves,
desperadoes, miners and other unnamed characters.
At “High Noon” the always unique parade starts down Tennessee Avenue.
This year’s parade includes antique and classic cars, the Chloride VFW
Post 2190 color guard, fire engines, floats, equestrian, and many other
entries for a grand day of parading.
At 1 p.m. The Frontiersmen gunfight troupe will shoot’em up in Cyanide
Springs. This troupe of wild west enthusiasts will show you how the
west was won.
Other activities going on during the day include a raffle for a variety
of prizes, old time carnival amusements and an old fashioned candy
store. At 2 p.m. parade participants will be awarded their prizes in
the Town Hall on Payroll Avenue. That is followed by the drawing of
raffle tickets for all the great gifts.
At 3 p.m. the Bullets and Bustles Reenactment group performs in Cyanide
Springs. This group of old west entertainers follows the code of being
authentic in dress and actions.
The entire family will find something to do in Chloride. History buffs
can visit the old jail, the old bank, the Historical Society’s Jim
Fritz Museum in Cyanide Springs or simply wander around town and check
out all the old miner’s shacks and soak in the flavor of the wild west.
In addition there are antique shops to explore, gift shops with all
sorts of goodies old and new, and a local silversmith. A visit to town
is not complete without traveling east of town to see the Chloride
Murals, painted by world famous artist Roy Purcell. Just recently Hondo
Minerals made the road passable by any vehicle.
Chloride, Arizona’s oldest silver mining camp is located 23 miles north
of Kingman and 80 miles south of Las Vegas. Take Highway 93 to State
Route 125, turn east four miles. For more information call (928)
Miner's Day Has
Been Moved To The 1st Saturday in October for 2013