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History: There are many different tales about the history of the area where Tortilla Flat is located. Tales of ancient Native American Settlements and Spanish Explorers looking for the Seven cities of Cibola (fabled cities made of gold). There was also a story that Tortilla Flat was an old stagecoach stop. There is no verifiable record of a permanent settlement here before 1904, when a road was built through the area to support the building of the Roosevelt Dam. As the dam grew in popularity as a tourist attraction, the towns reputation grew too. There are also quite a few stories as to how the town got its name.
Today: Today Tortilla Flat is one of the few places to stop along the Apache Trail between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Lake. It boasts a full time population of 6. As to how much of the town is "authentic" and how much is manufactured, I'll let you decide.
Tortilla Flat has a tiny museum inside this tiny school house. It's free.
You can get something to eat or drink at the Superstition Saloon. The two most interesting things about the saloon are the bar stools which are real saddles and the decor which consists of 1 dollar bills pinned to all the walls pillars and ceiling. They have come from all over the world. There is a little foreign currency mixed in to. The story goes that it all started when a businessman wanted to pin a business card to the wall and was jokingly told to pin it to a dollar bill. He did so and the tradition was born. The place burned to the ground in 1987 and thousands of former patrons sent in replacement dollar bills. Check it out!
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