Old West Town of Tortilla Flat Attracts Tourists All Over the WorldHot Buzz

June 14, 2018 15:06
Old West Town of Tortilla Flat Attracts Tourists All Over the World

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Nestled between Apache Junction and Apache Lake lies Tortilla Flat, an authentic remainder of an old west town.

With a population of six, the town has transformed from what was once a rest stop, to now a big tourist attraction. Established as a 19th century cattle stop, the area was used for workers during the construction of the Roosevelt Dam.

Since then, it has grown into an Old West attraction for travelers. The Tortilla Flat General Manager, Matt Vanslyke, says the town’s history draws people in from across the world.

“Just in the last week I have met people from Brazil, Germany and Switzerland,” Vanslyke said.

The town has faced fire and flood, but the history of the town still stands firm. People like Theodore Roosevelt, Barbara Streisand and Don Johnson have traveled through here, and the in-depth history of the town helped mold the unique name it is known by today.

“At one point in time people were coming through, dropped off their cattle, started drinking and got a little inebriated. When they came back through, there were some heavy rains, and the town got flooded," said Vansklye. "Because they were drunk, they forgot to get their provisions. They forgot their food, so the only thing they had left was flour. They would climb up the hill, find a nice rock, take their flour, and they made tortillas to eat so they could survive. Hence, Tortilla Flat."

Today, you can experience some of the history of the town by walking down the boardwalk and grabbing a bite to eat at Superstition Saloon.

The first thing you notice when you walk in is the wallpaper that has been made from thousands of dollar bills taped to the walls.

Julie Snodgrass, the owner of Tortilla Flat, said this is a tradition that has stood the test of time.

By Lokesh

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