Wickenburg in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Henry Wickenburg and his Burro
To supply the needs of the mines and protecting military camps, the Salt River Valley irrigated agricultural industry was developed. The Vulture Mine produced 10 millions in gold and was the greatest single factor in the settlement of central Arizona. Its discoverer died by his own hand in 1905 at the age of 86.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 33° 57.724′ N, 112° 46.323′ W. Marker is in Wickenburg, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wickenburg Way (U.S. 60) and Vulture Mine Road, on the left when traveling west on West Wickenburg Way. Marker is on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wickenburg AZ 85390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wickenburg Massacre (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Brick Post Office (approx. 2.3 miles away); Garcia School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Henry Wickenburg Everett Bowman (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Jail Tree (approx. 2˝ miles away); Vulture Gold Mine (approx. 10.4 miles away); Congress, Arizona (approx. 14.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wickenburg.
Also see . . .
1. Vulture City and the Vulture Mine. History and numerous photos of the mine, town and the Town of Wickenburg. (Submitted on April 6, 2010.)
2. The Vulture Gold Mine. History of the Vulture Mine with links to additional information and other Arizona ghost towns. (Submitted on April 6, 2010.)
3. The Vulture Mine. A short Arizona Stories AzPBS.org YouTube video with history and photos. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,419 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on February 16, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.