Gleeson AZ Ghost Town
Originally called camp Turquoise because this area was used by the Indians to gather decorative Turquoise. When the prospectors came they discovered copper, silver and lead.
Later on things changed when Jimmie Pearce found gold in 1894. The townsite was moved from the hills near the mines to the flats and close to water. Gleesonís post office opened in 1894 and closed in 1939.
The town probably got itís name from John Gleeson a prospector that filed claims in the area.
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Photos Courtesy Mike Sinnwell March 2011
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