History of Lost Dutchman Days

In 2018 we celebrate 54 years of Lost Dutchman Days.

A look through the archives of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent and its predecessor the Apache Sentinel, finds the following about Lost Dutchman Days, from its beginning on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1965, as a one-day event:

‘Our Town’ at Zao Theatre in Apache Junction March 29-April 13

Zao Theatre in Apache Junction is proud to present “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder’s most celebrated play, March 29-April 13. “Our Town” opened on Broadway in 1938, received a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and, then, went on to become one of the most frequently performed American plays of the 20th century. It tells the story of the fictional American small […]

MountainBrook Theatre to perform Moon Over Buffalo, Feb. 21-24

Yes, it’s time to lower the lights, open the curtain, light up the stage and enjoy a performance of Moon Over Buffalo. A comedy in two acts, by Ken Ludwig, the play will be performed as a dinner theater at 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 21. Reserved seating tickets for the catered dinner and the play […]

Superstition Harley-Davidson wins Silver Bar and Shield Circle of Achievement Award

Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction has been recognized by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. as a Silver Bar and Shield Circle of Achievement Award winner for 2019. “This is the third year in a row that we have received an award — 2016 Silver, Bronze 2017 and Silver 2018. The Bar and Shield Award is based […]

CAC Small Business Development Center to host business workshop

The Central Arizona College Small Business Development Center will host The 360° of Business Growth Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 21. According to a press release, the free workshop will be held at the Superstition Mountain Campus, 805 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The workshop is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshop is […]

CAC seeks businesses, organizations for 5th Annual Job Expo

Central Arizona College seeks businesses and organizations to participate in the Fifth Annual Job Expo on March 27. According to a press release, the expo will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the San Tan Campus, 3736 E. Bella Vista Road in San Tan Valley. “The expo is a […]

Superstition Mountain Museum Mexican Arts event, Mar. 8-10

The Superstition Mountain Museum will present a Mata Ortiz Mexican Artistry event, Mar. 8-10. The event will be held on the museum grounds, 4087 N. Apache Trail. Admittance to the art event and parking are free all three days, according to a press release. The work of Mexican artisans are noted to showcase unique pottery, […]

Apache Junction public hearing Feb. 11 on use of CDBG funds

The city of Apache Junction is expected to receive an estimated $175,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the fiscal year ending June 30 from the Arizona Department of Housing regional account. The city of Apache Junction may also apply for up to $300,000 in CDBG funds from the State Special Projects account, […]

State of the City for Apache Junction Feb. 13

The city of Apache Junction will hold the annual State of the City event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on the Apache Junction High School campus at 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a program to follow. All are invited to share […]

Bonny Knowlton guides SALT Interpretive Hike, Feb. 20

Superstition Area Land Trust will offer an interpretive hike on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Superstition Foothills near Apache Junction. Leader Bonny Knowlton will guide the four-mile trek on the Lost Goldmine Trail, according to a press release. The hike, which starts at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately three hours, will be for those who […]