City of Mesa, AZ

Fun with History - Territorial Arizona

photo of mine exhibit with cart

Arizona became a United States Territory following the war with Mexico (1846-48). Many who came to Arizona Territory prospected for gold and silver. Explore twists and turns of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine, see the shadowy figure of the Lost Dutchman at work, and examine miners’ artifacts and equipment.

photo of kids looking at the jail exhibit

For those who broke the law in Arizona, there were Territorial Jails. In these real jail cells, see how outlaws, cattle rustlers other criminals served their time!

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