Vulture Mine
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 33° 57.724 W 112° 46.323
12S E 336272 N 3759364
Quick Description: The Vulture Mine produced gold worth more than 200 million dollars. The mine sparked the development of Arizona and the city of Phoenix.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 3:37:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM8X32
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 4

Long Description:
Inscription:
Discovered in 1863 by
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.
Marker Name: Vulture Mine

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Maricopa

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
unknown


Year placed: unknown

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