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"A Cool Place To Stay"
Oak Park Motel
& RV Park
22658 Highway 89
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Another Rhoades Family Property
Gold was discovered in Yarnell about 1865 by Charles Genung (1839-1916), a
well-known area pioneer. The community is named for Harrison Yarnell, a later
prospector, who discovered the Yarnell mine in 1873
Yarnell Hill, which Highway 89 descends 2,500 feet in four miles, is a popular scenic
drive. There is a developed lookout point at the top.
The Shrine of St. Joseph is a Christian religious monument which features statuary
hidden in the boulders. A short trail leads visitors through the stations of the cross.
The ghost towns of Stanton, Octave, and Congress, Arizona are nearby. Weaver,
Arizona features Rich Hill, the richest placer gold discovery in Arizona, discovered in
1863 by a party lead by mountain man Pauline Weaver and prospector A. H. Peeples.
All are popular with amateur prospectors and ghost-town buffs.